Linco Automotive

Laura Rees
Senior Investment Executive

"Funding from NPIF - FW Capital has been crucial for us to get the business up and running, with high street banks were slow in responding to support us, as we are a new business."

Paul Booth, Director, Linco Automotive

Linco Automotive Limited received a £100,000 loan through NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to recruit staff, secure premises and for growth capital.

Based in Saddleworth, Oldham, the business was set up by managing director Paul Booth in 2023. The company previously employed four full time and six sub-contracted staff, and they aimed to employ a further six to eight people in the 12 months following the investment.

The company design, supply and install storage solutions for car dealerships’ parts departments and independent automotive distributors. The company’s bespoke solutions range from a simple installation to a complete fit out including shelving, mezzanine floors, partitioned offices, and automated retrieval systems.

Clients include all major dealerships, franchised through motor groups such as Sytner Motor Group, Lookers Motor Group, Pendragon Group, Vertu Motors, Inchcape Retail, Marshall Motor Holdings, Allen Ford, and Jardine Motor Group.

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