Host & Stay

Alexandra Gent
Senior Investment Executive

“We’ve experienced an impressive growth trajectory having grown from our first property in 2017. We’re now looking to expand the business further through organic growth and acquisitions and this funding is instrumental in assisting this.”

Dale Smith, Chief Executive, Host & Stay

Host & Stay Group received a six-figure loan from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to help the firm to invest in its structure and staff as part of its expansion strategy. 

Based in Skelton-in-Cleveland, the business is one of the UK’s largest independent holiday home management firms. Host & Stay prides itself on making it more affordable for holiday owners to manage and rent out their properties, while enjoying a greater return on investment.

Founded by the Smith family in 2018, they had experienced fast growth, with the investment accelerating plans to create 50 new jobs across the North East in the next 12-18 months.

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