A marketing business in Liverpool that specialises in helping the hospitality sector secures £25,000 cash injection. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool PR and marketing business Nineteen Agency has secured a £25,000 funding package from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
Established in 2019 by Anna Vieira and Louise Kemp, Nineteen provides services ranging from strategy, planning, influencer engagement and relationship data. Clients include Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure, Hell Yeah Hospitality and Lerpwl.
It secured the new funding via NPIF – GC & River Microfinance. This is managed by River Capital, formerly known as Alliance Fund Managers, in partnership with GC Business Finance.
Anna Vieira said: “This investment means we have been able to take on an additional two members of staff, expanding the services the business can offer.
“It has also been great to go through the process with River Capital as it encouraged us to create a three year growth strategy for the business. It is a very exciting time for Nineteen Agency and we are looking forward to the future growth of the business.”
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project, which is designed to boost SME growth in the North of England, is supported by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
Paul Humphray, River Capital investment director, added: “We are pleased to support Anna and Louise to continue developing Nineteen Agency. Between them, they have significant experience and proven ability to build and promote some of the most recognisable names in the industry.
“The NPIF funding will assist them in delivering additional revenue as they continue to support the sector in its recovery from the economic impact of the pandemic.”