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Commercial Finance 09 July 2021

Get to know our new recruits! Meet... Leah Ridgway, Finance Consultant

What was your first job? After university, I worked in international sales for a company selling toilet cubicles! I worked in a very small office and so I was able to see how manufacturing works. I learned a lot very quickly!     What made you want to become a ...

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Commercial Finance 10 June 2021

Get to know our new recruits! Meet... Glenn Trew, Finance Consultant

What was your first job? For those that remember, it was a YTS job. For the younger audience, a YTS job was a Youth Training Scheme in the 1980’s. I was training to be a galvaniser of metals and I was on a £30 per week wage - how times have changed!     What ma...

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Commercial Finance 20 May 2021

Get to know our new recruits! Meet... Neil Collins, Finance Consultant

What was your first job?  I trained as photographer and printer, and my first job was as a freelance photographer and a professional printer for a firm in Chelmsford. Unfortunately, I was trained to print photos in a dark room, an art form that was replaced very quic...

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Retail Mortgages 19 April 2021

Funding for the convenience retail sector in 2021 : A broker's view

The shift in buyer behaviour towards convenience shopping is well documented, and like many consumer trends, appears to have accelerated during the pandemic. Despite this positive trend, lenders still tend to categorise these businesses in the broader ‘retail’ segment, fearing...

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By:
Ed Brown
Finance Consultant
Corporate 26 January 2021

Business Outlook 2021

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Commercial Finance 11 October 2020

The resilience and adaptability of SMEs in the current climate

But, even with this financial aid, we are still seeing the breakdown of many small business across the country. Recent research conducted by Aldermore found that UK businesses had a 30 per cent loss in monthly income and nearly one in five small businesses have had a 70 per ...

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Commercial Finance 29 September 2020

An overview of the UK Funding Market - September 2020

At the time of writing, the UK Government spending as a percentage of GDP is 55% - the highest since 1946, with the UK Debt to GDP ratio over 100% - a first to be seen in peacetime. National output shrank by 20% in the second quarter of the year and the Bank of England pred...

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By:
Matthew Gudgeon
Finance Consultant
Pub Mortgages 05 March 2020

Pubs once again benefiting from a fair wind

In recent years a significant proportion of the sector has diversified away from a ‘wet-led’ business model. As a result of this shift, many sites we see today benefit from multiple profit lines, including a strong food offering and unused space converted into profitable letti...

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Care Mortgages 30 January 2020

Could development finance be the solution?

A by-product of these changes appears to be an increasing number of closed sites being marketed as re-development opportunities. Some of these sites are being upgraded to meet modern tastes and requirements, with facilites such as en-suites, shaft lifts, additional rooms and i...

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By:
Ed Brown
Finance Consultant
Care Mortgages 30 October 2019

Care Show 2019 panel provides open and honest insight into the funding market

Lawrence Roberts , Finance Consultant at Christie Finance attended ‘The Provider Information Return (PIR) – Making it work for you’ seminar by Ed Watkinson, QCS. This session highlighted the importance of the procedural changes that came into force in August 2019 but will o...

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By:
Ed Brown
Finance Consultant