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Sir Adrian Cadbury President of ART Business Loans 2004 - 2015

ART MOURNS DEATH OF SIR ADRIAN CADBURY – ART PRESIDENT AND PIONEER OF SOCIAL INVESTMENT

It was with deep sadness that the Directors, former Directors and Staff at ART Business Loans learnt of the death of Sir Adrian…

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Craig Errington receives Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University

HONORARY DOCTORATE FOR CRAIG ERRINGTON

Craig Errington, Chief Executive of Wesleyan Assurance Society and Chair of ART since September 2011, has received an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City…

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The ART team - Martin Edmonds and Steve Walker (back row), Graham Donaldson and Barbara Seaton (middle row), Christine Allen-Lloyd and Andy King (front row)

ART LENDING RISES BY 77%

ART saw total lending rise by 77% to over £3.1m in the year 2014/15.  This continues a significant trend that started in 2012…

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Steve Walker, Andy King, Lisa Rushton, Karen Leigh Anderson and Gill Winstanley at Birmingham City Drive Social Finance Event

ART SUPPORTS BIRMINGHAM CITY DRIVE

Birmingham City Drive, 20th – 24th April, was organised by DigbethSocial Enterprise Quarter led by iSE (Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs) and Social Enterprise UK with the aim of raising…

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Dr Steve Walker

NEW PORTAL IS GOOD NEWS FOR BUSINESSES

Having had some input into the creation of the new access to finance portal backed by Birmingham’s professional services organisation, BPS Birmingham, and…

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Sir Adrian Cadbury

NEW YEAR’S HONOUR FOR ART FOUNDER

Sir Adrian Cadbury, ART President and founding Chairman (1997 – 2004), has been made a member of the Order of the Companion of…

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ART now lends up to £150,000

MAXIMUM LOAN SIZE RISES TO £150,000

Responding to increased demand from businesses unable to access the finance they need from the banks, ART has increased the maximum size of…

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New ART Board Members Monder Ram, Beverley Nielsen and David Hardman

TRIO OF TALENT FOR ART BOARD

Three senior figures from Birmingham’s business world have joined ART’s Board. Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham, Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate…

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The ART Lending Team - Graham Donaldson, Martin Edmonds, Steve Walker and Andy King

LOAN APPLICATIONS REACH RECORD HIGH

ART has seen loan applications reach record levels in the first quarter of 2014/15. Loan delivery increased by 47% in the year 2013/14…

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Pat Conaty

PAT CONATY – A CDFI HERO

It was great to see Pat Conaty, one of the founders of the Community Development Finance movement in the UK, and Aston Reinvestment…

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