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CfEL is the UK Government’s centre of knowledge, expertise and information on the design, implementation and management of finance measures to support Small and Medium Size enterprises (‘SMEs’) across the UK.



Around £1 billion committed to venture and loan funds - the largest single investor in UK venture capital funds


£2 billion in loans to small businesses arranged through our guarantee programmes.


On 21st March 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that the new business bank "will bring together Capital for Enterprise Ltd (CfEL - the existing delivery agency for BIS), key policy teams in BIS and new expertise from the private sector".

From 1 October 2013, Capital for Enterprise’s operations and staff are being brought into BIS to be part of the Business Bank programme within a broader interim organisation structure. This team will continue to manage and administer a range of existing government-backed schemes as well as working on new schemes to further increase the flow of finance and range of finance providers for smaller businesses.


CfEL is a member of the British Venture Capital Association (‘BVCA’), the British Business Angels Association (‘BBAA’) and the European Venture Fund Investors Network.

Capital for Enterprise Ltd is registered in England and Wales No: 06179047
Capital for Enterprise Fund Managers Ltd, registered in England and Wales No: 06826072 is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority Ref No: 496977