Empowering Ambitious SMEs: the key to unlocking regional growth

At Foresight, we’re driven by helping all economies across the UK thrive.

Over the past five years, we have raised over £120m to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across North West England, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and North Wales. The £58m Foresight Regional Investment Fund (FRIF) is now in realisation phase. Meanwhile, the £65m Foresight Regional Investment Fund III (FRIF III) is actively seeking new investment opportunities.

To date, our 17 investments across the North West have:

Returned 1.8x at fund level

This has been achieved from the first three exits, with 14 portfolio companies remaining

900+ new jobs created

To date, the fund has created more than 900 high-quality, sustainable jobs

Funded £6m in research

Spent £6m on research and development in the past two years

95% revenue growth

As at 30 June 2021, the fund has achieved revenue growth of over 95%

Key to levelling the playing field across the UK’s economy and recovering from the aftermath of COVID-19, will be empowering SMEs and supporting them with their growth ambitions. This way, the full potential of all regions across the UK will be realised. Our short report showcases some of the fantastic work of our FRIF portfolio.

To find out more about our investments in the North West, download our report below.

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If you would like to learn more about how we can help support you, or if you have a deal that you'd like to discuss with us, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on 020 3367 8100 or email