Snowball joins Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme

Alternative finance consultancy business, Snowball Alternative Finance is delighted to announce its inclusion in the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.

The programme now has over 300 partners who are working together to showcase the North as a great place to do business.

Speaking about their involvement, Peter Black, managing director of Snowball Alternative finance said, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with other ambitious businesses who share our vision of creating prosperity in the North and promoting why it’s such a great place to do business.”

Snowball Alternative Finance provides a specialist end-to-end service for businesses who are looking to grow and need advice on business planning, their funding strategy and the sourcing of finance.  They work right across the funding spectrum from debt and equity as well as the myriad alternative finance options.

Continuing, Black said, “Our business is all about working alongside business owners to allow them to realise the full potential of their businesses, so the Partner programme is a great fit for us as we are helping to create the success stories of the future.”

Based in Cheshire, Snowball Alternative Finance was launched last year by Black, a former senior banker, and North West entrepreneur, Alwin Thompson, having secured FCA approval. Fully independent, the company has access to over 300 funders in the marketplace.

Snowball is currently working on over 30 deals for SMEs in the North, worth in excess of £100 million and these are spread across the property development, transport infrastructure, information technology, engineering, energy, retail and food & drink sectors.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry, MP said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Snowball Alternative Finance as the latest business to join our network of over 300 Northern Powerhouse Partners.

“Supporting people and businesses to realise their full potential is at the very heart of the Government’s vision for the Northern Powerhouse, especially as we prepare to leave the EU on 31 October. Snowball Alternative Finance’s provision of expert financial advice complements the support we’re providing to local businesses throughout Cheshire and Warrington with £201 million of Local Growth Fund investment.”

About The Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse is Government’s vision for a more prosperous North with good-paying jobs for hard-working people, better roads and railways, higher-performing schools and world-beating universities.

The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse.

Government is looking to build a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential. There are currently over 300 businesses and organisations signed up to the Partner Programme.



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