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Celebrating our 25th anniversary with ELSBC

June 2013 │ London

June 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Deutsche Bank and East London Small Business Centre, when a loan fund was set-up to support businesses looking to grow, but unable to access finance from commercial sources.

Deutsche Bank has a long history of encouraging aspirations, supporting the development of education and skills, and helping the most vulnerable people in the community to live independently and securely.

Lareena Hilton, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Brand & Visual Identity, UK Head of Communications & CSR said: “Twenty five years ago, we recognised that supporting business development in East London was a natural fit with Deutsche Bank’s business – and to this day our partnership with ELSBC provides creative individuals the skills and support they need to achieve the success they deserve.”

ELSBC’s small business clients are supported through two specialized loan funds: the Deutsche Bank Loan Fund, and the Deutsche Bank Short Term Clothing Fund – both of which have supported over 230 small businesses to start, grow, and survive.

To celebrate this special milestone, we have launched a business growth mentoring initiative to further our long-standing partnership, in addition to our employees volunteering as board members, non-executive directors and loan fund panelists.

Pauline Barnett, ELSBC’s Chief Executive said: “Deutsche Bank’s partnership with ELSBC has developed and grown, to where we are now, celebrating 25 years of working together.  Thank you to all at Deutsche Bank for your ongoing support, and continued generosity in enabling us in assisting our clients, and improving their sustainability and growth.”

Please download ELSBC’s Annual Review for more information.

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Last Update: June 18, 2013
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