As a relationship driven organisation, working closely with business advisers through our regional development and credit teams helps us get close to the SMEs that we support and deliver funding solutions that are bespoke for their specific need. In the last year we have worked with a variety of different business advisers, helping numerous businesses secure the funding they need.
ThinCats continued support for ambitious SMEs recognised through recent award wins
Building long-term relationships with the regional communities of corporate finance advisers, private equity houses, accountants and commercial finance brokers is a critical part of our mission to deliver better funding solutions for UK businesses.
It’s why we’ve invested in creating teams of finance and credit experts based across the UK so that we can provide an excellent service to intermediaries and fully understand prospective borrowers’ funding ambitions early in the funding process.
We are delighted, therefore, when our investment in engaging with businesses and their advisers is recognised by local business communities. Our two most recent awards highlight our growing presence in the South West and South Coast regions.
South West Dealmakers
At the end of June ThinCats won Alternative Finance Provider of the Year at the South West Dealmakers awards in Bristol. The award recognised the alternative finance provider that has had the most impact on deals in the South West.
John Sharpe, ThinCats’ Regional Business Development Director, South West commented:
"It’s great to see ambitious businesses in the South West continuing to invest for the future, despite the current backdrop of economic and political uncertainty. We are proud to be helping these businesses, who recognise the benefits of looking beyond traditional lenders. For this to be acknowledged by the South West business community is the icing on the cake.”
Alison Whistance, ThinCats Regional Business Development Director for Wales & West England added:
“I’m delighted that ThinCats is supporting an increasing number of businesses in the Bristol area – particularly those whose ambitions are being held back by traditional lenders. I look forward to helping more and more businesses as the benefits of using alternative finance providers like ThinCats becomes more widely known.”
Solent Deals Awards
A few weeks earlier ThinCats was awarded Non-Bank Lender of the Year at the Solent Deals Awards 2019 held in Southampton in May. This was in recognition of the bespoke funding solutions that we have provided to numerous entrepreneurs along the South Coast over the last 12 months.
Commenting on the award, Andrew Tapsell, ThinCats Director, Regional Business Development for the South Coast:
“This is the first time we’ve won this category. It’s good that all the hard work of our team is being recognised. More satisfying though, is being able to help businesses with the type of deals many banks just aren’t interested in, such as cashflow lending and lending to smaller businesses. Our biggest Solent deal last year was for £5m, so it’s great to be helping larger businesses too.”