Home > News & Events > Profile Newsletter > Winter 2009 > Newsletter Article

Profile Winter 2009 Newsletter


Large Picture

Tony Goulbourn

….to what is a special Profile newsletter.

Not only is it our Christmas issue, but as the publication has reached its 25th edition we thought it was appropriate to look at the achievements of South Yorkshire Investment Fund during the last eight years.

The last article is a round-up of the Fund’s success and how this has benefited the region’s economy including some pictures from the companies we have supported when everyone looks a little younger! 

A key element of the success of the Fund has been our relationship with intermediaries who are, and continue to be, key to informing businesses of the funding available. To mark this important partnership a unique intermediaries view is featured in this newsletter.

As always, we continue to showcase businesses in the region which have benefited from the Fund.  

A manufacturer of point of sale displays, a printing company and a research business are all featured, while we also highlight SYIF’s support of the region’s health and environmental industries.  

Our experience in these sectors will be transferred to the new successor fund, Finance Yorkshire,’ when it is launched in 2010.

SYIF are working closely with Partnership Investment Finance and Yorkshire Forward on finalising the details of the new fund and hopefully more details will be announced to you shortly.

If your company is requiring financial assistance, please give us a ring on 01709 386377 or email us at info@syif.com and we can explain how we can help you.

Have a great Christmas and a happy new year!


Tony Goulbourn
Chief Executive
South Yorkshire Investment Fund Ltd

Editor's Notes

About South Yorkshire Investment Fund

South Yorkshire Investment Fund  provided seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15k to £2.5m, specifically to help small and medium businesses meet the gaps in funding they need for growth and development.

Created as part of the Objective 1 programme, the Fund is a private and public sector business finance provider. The European Regional Development Fund and Yorkshire Forward are investors in the Fund.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund also provided access to Business Angel investments from the Yorkshire Association of Business Angels and Microloans through BiG Business Loan Fund and Donbac Microloan Fund.

Finance Yorkshire has now taken on responsibility for providing gap finance in Yorkshire and the Humber.

For further details please contact Suzanne Tinkler,  on 0845 649 0000.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund Ltd is a company limited by guarantee (Registered No 3936065). South Yorkshire Investment Fund comprises three sub funds, the South Yorkshire Investment Capital Fund, the South Yorkshire Investment Development Fund, which are each managed by YFM Venture Finance Limited, and the South Yorkshire Investment Small Business Fund, which is managed by Finance South Yorkshire Ltd. YFM Venture Finance Limited (Tel 0113 294 5000) and Finance South Yorkshire Ltd (Tel 01709 386 377) are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. South Yorkshire Investment Fund also provides a number of services, which are not regulated by The Financial Services Authority. These include the pilot Seedcorn Fund, BiG Business Loan Fund, Mentorbank and access to the Donbac Microloan Fund. BiG Business Loan Fund is managed by Donbac Ltd (company registration No. 01925556) and Key Fund Yorkshire Ltd (Tel 0114 242 8900).