Bluebird ready to soar

Bluebird Vehicles, which provides a range of vehicle design, conversion and support services, has received funding of £250,000 from Partnership Investment Finance (PIF). It is the third round of investment, bringing the total value up to £800,000.


Bluebird Vehicles, which provides a range of vehicle design, conversion and support services, has received funding of £250,000 from Partnership Investment Finance (PIF). It is the third round of investment, bringing the total value up to £800,000.

Bluebird Vehicles, which provides a range of vehicle design, conversion and support services, has received funding of £250,000 from Partnership Investment Finance (PIF). It is the third round of investment, bringing the total value up to £800,000.

The company originally received £450,000 in 2005 from PIF, the £37 million fund aimed at supporting growing businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber, which enabled operations to expand and develop.

A further £100,000 loan later that year meant that the assets of a competitor could be acquired from the receiver, giving Bluebird additional product lines.

The team of 60 staff designs and manufactures specialist vehicles, creating mobile libraries and medical units and low-floor accessible vehicles, allowing operators to comply with disability discrimination legislation.

Marc Barber

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Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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