Shire Leasing has announced that it has surpassed £100 million in own book lending.

The news comes only 5 months after it secured a further £37.4m facility under the government-backed British Business Bank’s ENABLE Funding programme, in place to help it increase funding to smaller businesses.

Mark Picken, Shire’s Managing Director, said “The £100 million figure is a significant one and an important milestone for us. It demonstrates that we are meeting our stated commitment to work hard to fund and support UK SMEs.