Bluebird Support Services secures £25k funding through MSIF
Bluebird Support Services has received a five-figure boost through the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
The company, which has offices in Liverpool and London, will use the £25k loan for marketing and growth capital.
It will enable the firm to expand its service offering to other markets, including surveyors and medical practices.
Bluebird provides support such as typing and document production for the professional and financial services sectors.
The loan came through Merseyside-based funding provider MSIF, from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance.
Bluebird Support Services was founded in 2016 by co-directors Jayne Smith and Leanne Bentley, who between them have 60 years’ experience in professional services.
Jayne said: “We are delighted that MSIF has the confidence to invest in us. They are hugely supportive, encouraging and enthusiastic.
“The funding will be invested in our innovative IT strategy to ensure security for our clients’ data and also our marketing strategy to grow our business.”
MSIF investment manager Andy Jones commented: “I’ve really enjoyed working with Jayne throughout the process; she understands the legal sector, its demands and protocol and has helped to build a business that supports the sector fully.
“The services are great and the initial year of trading has proved there is a real demand for their support services in Liverpool and nationwide. The funding provided will enable Bluebird Support Services to market more effectively and grow.”
He added: “I expect to see the business expanding their offering into a range of new markets in the future.”
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is operated by the British Business Bank.
Sue Barnard, senior relationship manager at the bank, said: “The team at Bluebird Support Services has a great deal of experience in the legal sector and has developed a truly innovative offer.
“We are pleased to provide the funding to allow the company to invest in growth and expand its services across new markets, and we are delighted that our work through MSIF and our other partners continues to provide the resource small businesses need to reach their potential.”