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29th July 2015

Finance Wales’ micro loans continue to back businesses in South East Wales

Finance Wales made micro loans totalling £1.54 million in 46 businesses in South East Wales in 2014-15.

Rhiannon Brewer, Senior Investment Executive, works with SMEs in the region looking for loans of between £1,000 and £50,000.

These loans can be used to start or expand a business, to purchase new equipment or stock or even to buy a business.

Rhiannon is dedicated to ensuring the businesses she works with secure the funding they need and can also help them to use a loan from Finance Wales to unlock additional capital.

She also works with Business Wales to support businesses and help them access a range of support on offer from Business Wales which includes help with business planning, marketing, HR, tendering as well as financial guidance.

Recent South East Wales micro loan investments:

  • Aegis Security Ltd
    Security services
    £35,000
    Equipment purchaseNewport-based Aegis Security Ltd provides security services via CCTV for businesses based in Wales. A £35,000 loan from Finance Wales helped the company purchase additional equipment to continue to meet growing demand.
  • BiBiBags Ltd
    Retail
    £20,000
    Set-up costs

    BiBiBags Ltd supplies fashion and designer products including shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories. Originally an online business, a £20,000 loan from Finance Wales is helping the Newport-based company to set up a shop in the city centre.
  • DJJ Precision Engineering Ltd
    Engineering
    £50,000
    Expansion capitalEstablished in 1976, DJJ Precision Engineering Ltd provides engineering services to companies in a wide range of sectors, including automotive, oil and gas and marine. A £50,000 loan from Finance Wales will help the Pontypool-based company to expand and boost its order book.

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