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Virgin StartUp Loans Midlands

Business Enterprise Support (BES) are the proud delivery partner for Virgin StartUp Loans in the Midlands.  Virgin StartUp is part of the Government backed start-up loan programme. The scheme provides loan funding from £500 up to £25,000 to start your enterprise idea. These personal loans are specifically designed for start-up businesses and are repayable over 1 – 5 years at an interest rate of 6.19% APR (6% fixed).

Here at Business Enterprise Support, we’ve been delivering start-up support to entrepreneurs for the past 30 years. We’re passionate about enterprise and our team of Enterprise Coaches will work with you to fine-tune your idea, support you through your application for a Virgin StartUp Loan and develop a robust business plan, ensuring you’re completely confident in your business idea and strategy before you submit your application for a Virgin StartUp loan.

The Virgin StartUp Loan is aimed at people with just an idea up to those who have already started a business that is less than 2 years old. Once approved for the Loan, you’ll receive the funds directly into your bank account and receive a further 12 months mentoring support from a Virgin StartUp approved mentor.

Ready to apply for a Virgin StartUp Loan?

To get the ball rolling with your application, we need to a few details about you and your proposed business, but before you get started there are a few things to check:

Are you eligible?

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Have you developed a business idea?
  • Will your business be based in the UK?
  • Are you a UK resident?
  • Has your business been trading for less than 2 years?

Have you got the following information to hand?

  • National insurance number
  • Bank details (sort code and account number)
  • Address details (if you have lived at your current address for less than 3 years, you will need your previous address too)

Success stories

Paul’s Doors –

After working in the construction industry for 3 ½ years, Paul Barnes was made redundant.  With support from BES and a £7,000 Start Up Loan from Virgin StartUp, Paul was able to turn this in to an opportunity. Using his list of previous contacts Paul created his own business supplying and installing garage doors.

What support do BES provide?

BES’ team of experienced Coaches will work with you on a one-to-one basis to understand your idea and help you formulate a business plan and supporting financial forecasts. They will help you navigate your way through the planning stage breaking the business plan down into manageable chunks.


Enterprise Coaching

At the heart of our service are our team of experienced Enterprise Coaches. They’re not here to tell you what to do; they’re here to listen to your idea and help you turn it into a viable business. All our team have experience of either running their own business or have worked in the enterprise arena for many years. Visit our “Meet The Team” page to learn more about them.

The Coaches can provide one-to-one coaching either face-to-face or via virtual support.

Call us today on 01782 827 536 to find out how they could help you


We know networking is a great way of building contacts for your business but we also understand it can be a daunting prospect. We hold regular networking events across the region which is designed to help you learn the art of networking so you can start to develop and grow your business further.

Visit our events page to find out when our next session is being held.

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