The Duck House secures £25,000 microloan

The Duck House secures £25,000 microloan

Corbridge-based restaurant and cocktail bar The Duck House has secured a £25,000 microloan to help the business expand its operations.

Founded by young entrepreneur Jack Lapping in March 2015 when he decided to turn his passion for cuisine and hospitality into his dream restaurant.

Jack said: “Since I started the business in 2015 we have grown from strength to strength, we now offer over 55 Gins on our cocktail bar and operate on a fully booked restaurant every week! It has been a challenge but it’s been worth it!”

The microloan enabled Jack to work on refurbishing the interior of the Town Hall Building where the restaurant is located, working with Fiona Davidson Interiors  to source furniture and local art that complemented the buildings periodic features.  

The restaurant will be available for local artists to exhibit their work and sell to the public.

The microloan was provided via the Finance for Business North East Microloan Fund, managed by Rivers Capital Partners.

Kristine Murane, investment executive at Rivers Capital said: “We are always on the lookout for local entrepreneurs with a great idea as well as the enthusiasm and drive to make it work and Jack fits the bill perfectly.

“A fantastic example to other young entrepreneurs we look forward to watching his business grow from strength to strength.”



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