Laura Rees
Senior Investment Executive

“We dealt with Laura from the first enquiry right through to the funds being in our account which made it feel very personal. She was always on the end of the phone to offer advice.”

Paul Hornby, Director, Foilco

Foilco, based in Lowton, Warrington are a second generation family business that offers high quality printing foil materials used in packaging for a range of industries. 

The company is run by brothers Paul and Matt Hornby and was established in 1987 by their father David.

The award-winning company supplies to customers in the food and drink, confectionery, cosmetics, and fashion industries with clients including Charlotte Tilbury, Pukka Herbs, Laurent Perrier, Hotel Chocolat, Thorntons, GHD, Chanel, Gucci and Manchester Gin.

They received £750,000 loan through NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in 2021 to provide working capital to support the business through a five-year development plan which will see significant year on year growth.

The funding has enabled Foilco to update their machinery, invest in staff and recruit three new employees. They have also launched cutting edge technology on their website that allows customers to see accurate digital images of what their end product will look like, helping the business expand its global reach and increase exports.

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

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