Start Up Loans

Antur Teifi is an official delivery partner for Start Up Loans.


The Start-Up Loans Company is a UK-wide, government backed scheme, which offers a repayable loan to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. The scheme funds businesses in every sector. As well as financial backing all loan recipients are given access to a mentor and exclusive business offers.

Antur Teifi is part of a network of official Start-Up Loans delivery partners across the UK who administer the scheme. We are here to guide you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast. If you receive a loan we will then support you through your journey, providing you with your business mentor.

Individuals wanting to start up a business can access borrowing, in the first 24 months of trading, at 6.19% APR. Loans can be between £500 and £25,000 with a repayment term of one to five years.

Start Up Loans are available to businesses yet to launch or those that have been trading for up to 24 months.

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How do I Apply?

*Applicants can make an application for a Start Up Loan free of charge and will NEVER be charged a fee for making this application or be asked for a deposit. When searching for finance for your business, please ensure you do careful research before entering your personal details in to any website.

You can register an interest in a start up loan by filling out the interest form on this page. Alternatively telephone 01239 710 238 to register an interest.

The client will be supported through the process by a Start up business adviser who will assist them to complete their business plan and cashflow forecasts to support their application for a loan. *You will not be charged a fee successful or not, for making an application for a Start-Up Loan.

Applying is really easy, and it only takes a few moments. As long as you: Have a business idea, or have recently started a business. Have the right to live and work in the UK. Are able to provide proof of your identity. Are not an undischarged bankrupt, or be undergoing an IVA.


Everyone needs help to grow their business, so after you have received your loan, we’ll match you with a suitable mentor who will help you navigate any challenges or barriers as you go about setting up and running your business.

Mentoring is an invaluable part of the Start Up Loans programme. As James Caan, Chairman of the scheme, says, “mentoring is as important, if not more so, than the loan itself.”

Mentoring is Free for Start Up Loan recipients and is up to 15 hours of support.  This is recommended at 2 hours a month for the first 3 months then an hour a month for the rest of the year.

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Start Up Loans Toolkit

Start Up Loans Toolkit
Open the Start Up Loans Toolkit above to understand and complete the application process.

Please click the link below to be redirected to the official Start Up Loans registration form and we will be in touch shortly.

Register your interest 

Business Offers Exclusive To Start Up Loan Recipients

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The Start Up Loans Company have secured some fantastic business offers, exclusive to Start Up loan recipients. These provide discounts on a number of business products and services and equip an entrepreneur with many of the tools needed to launch a successful start-up. To see how these offers could benefit your business and to redeem, please follow this link

Things to Consider Before Applying

Before you start the Start Up Loans application process you should make sure that you have given some thought to the following areas:

1. How Much Do You Really Need to Borrow?
Part of being successful in business is learning how to keep your costs under control. Think very carefully about how much money you actually need to get things started; more isn’t necessarily better. Remember that you will need to repay the loan, so if you can get the same results while borrowing less its better for your business.

2. How Well Do You Understand Your Business?
This might sound like an obvious statement, but it is one that cannot be stressed enough. Make sure that you have really thought about how you are going to find and convert customers into sales, and why people are going to buy what you are selling. Be sure to think about how you are going to create awareness, build customer loyalty, and what makes you different than your competitors

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