Jeremy Middleton

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF MIDDLETON ENTERPRISES

Business Angel Jeremy Middleton, who owns Middleton Enterprises and who is a North East Local Enterprise Partnership board member, said: “In the current climate, small and medium-sized businesses have been experiencing difficulties in obtaining finance from banks and other traditional financial institutions.

“The announcement of the extension to the Enterprise Investment Scheme to specifically help start-up businesses get the seed investment they need and the credit easing policy are welcome moves for fledging SMEs and venture capitalists considering taking a financial stake in them.

“Encouraging an entrepreneurial culture is vital to stimulating the economy and helping drive the UK out of recession.”

ENDS

CONTACT: Helen Logan on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors:

Middleton Enterprises Ltd is a private investment company that has made a substantial contribution to the North East’s economy by investing in and providing business advice to entrepreneurial businesses.

During recent years, it has supported seven North East businesses, generally from start-up, usually taking a minority stake and offering strategic advice to support growth.













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