We make finance markets work better so smaller businesses across the UK can prosper and grow.
businesses supported at 31 March 2020
stock of finance supported, at 31 March 2020
downloads of our reports
year-on-year increase in visitors to our smaller business-facing finance information websites, to 2.3m
Adapting to deliver more for smaller businesses
The British Business Bank’s mission has always been to make finance markets work better so that smaller businesses across the UK can prosper and grow.Read more
Chief Executive’s statement
Responding with agility, delivering at pace and scale
The British Business Bank is an organisation that has innovation, adaptability and an understanding of smaller businesses at its core. These strengths were brought into sharp focus by our response to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Outgoing Chief Executive’s statement
Enhancing capabilities, delivering effectively
From the start, we built flexibility into the design of the British Business Bank which has served us well over the last year.Read more
Driving economic growth
The British Business Bank’s mission is to help drive economic growth by making finance markets work better for smaller businesses – wherever they are in the UK and wherever they are on their business journey – enabling them to prosper and grow.
Increase the supply of finance
To increase the supply of finance to smaller businesses where markets don’t work well.Read more
Help increase diversity of finance
To help create a more diverse finance market for smaller businesses, with greater choice of options and providers.Read more
Address regional imbalances in access to finance
To identify and help to reduce regional imbalances in access to finance for smaller businesses across the UK.Read more
Encourage and enable SMEs to find appropriate finance
To encourage and enable smaller businesses to seek the finance best suited to their needs.Read more
To be the centre of expertise on smaller business finance in the UK
providing advice and support to government.Read more
To achieve our other objectives whilst managing taxpayers’ money efficiently
within a robust risk management framework.Read more
Seaweed & Co.
Based in North Shields, Seaweed & Co. supplies food and nutrition manufacturers with a range of seaweed products sourced exclusively from the Outer Hebrides.
Clinical Design Technologies
Clinical Design Technologies received equity investment from The FSE Group, through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund, to promote its Urine Testing System technology.
The Hampshire-based online shop delivers home-cooked frozen vegan meals across the UK. The venture has also extended its business model to offer vegetable boxes to those self-isolating during Covid-19.
Risk management and internal control
British Business Bank plc is committed to ensuring the best standards of corporate governance and is supported in this by the Board of Directors and Board Committees.Read more
Corporate governance statement
The British Business Bank constitution consists of its Articles of Association and a Shareholder Relationship Framework Document between the British Business Bank and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).Read more