Get Work secures £100,000 NPIF loan

By Tim Aldred

31 Jan 2020

Get Work, the Lytham business which launched a service to help tradespeople to generate local leads, has received a £100,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance.

The funds will be used to establish an office for the five current employees which expanding the team to 16 over the next two years.

The money will also be used to improve its website and sign-up process, as well as increasing its marketing spend to encourage more tradespeople onto the platform.

Mark Gibbons, Senior Loan Manager at GC Business Finance, said: “Get Work has developed at an extraordinary pace in which we have been really impressed and its recent partnership with Google shows their credibility and growth potential. We fully believe in Get Work and their online platform and hope that with our funds they can scale up their operations and help even more tradespeople across the country.”

Nick Cole, managing director of Get Work, said: “We are really proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time. The funds from GC Business Finance and NPIF will help solidify our market position, improve our digital infrastructure and attract new tradespeople to join our platform."

Get Work was referred to UCLAN Investment Readiness through Boost, Lancashire’s Growth Hub whose role is to direct growing Lancashire companies to the most suitable form of business support. UCLAN supported the company in securing the investment form Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

The finance is managed by GC Business Finance & MSIF and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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