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19th January 2024

Leeds marketing agency secures six funding to assist growth


Northern Powerhouse Investment FundNPIF FW Capital Debt FinanceLeeds City Region LEP

Leeds-based digital marketing agency Present Works is creating new jobs and expanding its services after receiving a six-figure funding investment.

Founded in 2018 by Brett Jacob and Peter Lowes, Present Works is a Business-to-Business communication specialist, delivering a wide range of marketing and media solutions to a range of clients. The investment to support its growth has been provided from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, which is managed by FW Capital and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. This is the second round of investment secured from the Fund after Present Works received £100,000 in growth capital investment to fund a move to larger premises and create new jobs in Leeds in 2020.

This latest round of funding is helping to create two jobs and develop a new performance marketing service for the agency’s client base. This will enable clients to track and evaluate the effectiveness of their marketing activities.

 Brett Jacob, Founder and Managing Director at Present Works said: “FW Capital have supported Present Works from our early days. Their financial and professional support have assisted in the development and broadening of our B2B marketing offer to our client base. We are excited for our plans for next year and beyond and grateful to FW Capital for their continued backing and belief in our business.’

Dave Hawkins Portfolio Executive at FW Capital said: “Present Works has a dynamic management team who are focused on driving forward the business and providing exceptional creative and digital marketing services to their impressive list of clients. I’m delighted to see the progress the business has made since the first round of funding from FW Capital and excited to continue to support their growth journey.”

NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance is managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. It can provide loans in the NPIF region with a focus on Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and the Tees Valley.

The current NPIF investment phase has now completed with the British Business Bank launching the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II in March 2024.

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.

FW Capital Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a small authorised UK Alternative Investment Fund Manager under firm reference number 506719.

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