Startup Direct is a delivery partner of the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme that provides up to £25K in start up funding for entrepreneurs wanting to start a business.


In addition to the funding, we provide 12 months free mentoring and extensive support through regular workshops and events as well as numerous initiatives and discounts through our corporate partners. We are passionate about supporting our businesses to help you through your startup journey. We are developing an exciting range of startup initiatives designed to help and support you as you grow your business. More information on these can be found under our Support section.

In November 2018, Startup Direct was acquired by the Transmit Group. Headquartered in Gateshead, Transmit Group operates the Transmit Start-Ups brand, which is also a provider of the Start Up Loans programme. Collectively, Startup Direct and Transmit Start-Ups, are the biggest provider of start up loans across the UK, covering England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. To take a look at the team, visit the Transmit Start-Ups website.

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