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A Preston-based business which operates a number of local business directories is aiming for expansion and looking to increase full time staff numbers after undergoing a management buyout with the help of a Rosebud loan.

Support the Goals

Innovative Lancaster social enterprise, Support The Goals, is helping companies across the globe to improve their sustainability after investing in technology and research with the support of a Rosebud loan.

TBL Services

A Lancashire organisation which helps companies to improve their sustainability is targeting US expansion after experiencing a four-fold increase in turnover with the support of a business loan from Rosebud.

Digital Britain

A Lancashire headquartered provider of technology services to SME businesses is planning a major expansion, including the creation of 25 new jobs, after receiving a £300,000 loan from Rosebud. Digital Britain, formerly Customer Care Group, was formed in 1998 and has traditionally supported its customers with IT and computing hardware and support, including phone systems, computers and CCTV systems.

The loan, which is one of Rosebud’s largest to date, will fund the recruitment of a specialist sales and marketing team, allowing the business to grow a business partner network, as well as supporting the growth of Digital Britain’s team of specialist technical and digital marketing experts.

Canal Boat Cruises

A Lancashire boat hire company which has diversified into weddings and other events is continuing to expand its operations with the support of two loans from Rosebud.

DA Techs

An innovative Lancashire car body refurbishment company has doubled in size over the past two and a half years and is targeting further national expansion with the support of a business loan from Rosebud.

Lancashire children’s gift retailer grows international presence with help of Rosebud loan

Thornton-based retailer of children’s gift boxes, Baby Box Shop, is looking to launch a European arm to its business, after growing in a host of new international markets with the support of a business loan from Rosebud.

Rosebud loan helps Burnley refrigerated vehicle firm add 45 staff and support Covid vaccine distribution effort

A manufacturer and supplier of refrigerated vehicles has almost doubled its turnover and grown its team by around 45 staff with the support of Rosebud Finance.

Coolkit, based in Burnley, was founded in 2005 by Rupert Gatty. It manufactures and converts temperature-controlled vehicles for a range of clients in the food delivery and pharmaceutical industries.

The company secured a £300,000 loan from Rosebud which it used to provide working capital and recruit new staff after it won a major new pharmaceutical client in early 2020.


Despite having to navigate some extremely challenging waters during the pandemic, Lancashire based Panache Cruises is celebrating a move to new business premises, based in Strawberry Fields Digital Hub in Chorley. The new offices will accommodate Panache Cruises’ current team of 15 with room for further expansion.

IT recycling firm creates five jobs

Recycle IT has recruited five new engineers and sales staff and upgraded its recycling facility in Burnley to meet increased demanding for its services.