Other lenders

Some of the lenders listed have different criteria from the main banks, often linked to an economic development objective, and some of these can lend to companies at an early stage.

Scottish Recycling Fund

Aims to develop or expand materials reprocessing capacity and remanufacturing facilities in Scotland.
Tel: 01786 433 930

Start Up Loans

Lends up to £25k, terms from 1 to 5 years

Beechbrook Capital

Contact: Nick Fenn
Invests from €3m to €15m
Tel: 020 3551 5965

Boost Capital

Contact: Willem Vanlyden
Invests from £3k to £500k
Restrictions: max emp 50
Tel: 01245 353 326/0800 1379080


Contact: Lance Mysyrowicz
Invests from £1m to £8m
Tel: 0207 837 7660

DSL Business Finance

Contact: Nicola Cosgrove
Invests from £3k to £50k
Tel: 0141 425 2930

Haymarket Financial

Contact: Mark Tognolini
Restrictions: 3 years’ turnover £50m+
Tel: 020 7074 2906

Renewable Energy Investment Fund

Sectors: renewables

Tel: 0141 242 8364

Scottish Loan Fund

Invests from £250k to £5m
Managed by Maven Capital Partners Restrictions: turnover minimum £1M
Tel: 0141 206 0121