Forging partnerships with the UK’s most trusted business advisers

27th Jun 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

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.

Accelerating growth for Formula 1 fan engagement supplier, The Events House

16th May 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

How Derbyshire-based sports marketing agency, The Events House, successfully raised £500,000 to grow their business.

Sustainable manufacturer set to break into wider UK market with pioneering product, ‘Smartawood’

10th Apr 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

In 2012, John Northcott, Paul Segal and their team saw the potential of a pioneering design that would change the manufacturing industry and break the timber monopoly. What was once a research project has now become a pioneering brand synonymous with innovation and sustainability

Alternative finance secures future of Mumbles Pier

22nd Jun 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

A 19th-century icon of the Welsh coast is being developed for the 21st century, thanks to funding from alternative finance provider ThinCats.

ThinCats delivers £1m ‘agile finance facility’ to fund MBO and substantial contract win for Firtitudo Ltd

24th Apr 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

Firtitudo Ltd has secured a £1m funding facility from alternative finance provider, ThinCats.

Growth capital funding takes Calnex Solutions to the next level

6th Apr 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

ThinCats is pleased to have provided Calnex Solutions with growth capital financing, both to enable the acquisition of Belfast-headquartered JAR Technologies and the continued expansion of the combined entity.

Fulfilling MBO and growth ambitions with a £1M funding facility – WG Carter’s story

4th Apr 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

WG Carter Ltd specialises in the renovation and construction of high quality residential homes across Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. In addition to luxury new build projects, the team carefully renovates beautiful country houses and restores them to glory, bringing them up to date with the latest services and decoration, whilst preserving their history and features for future generations.

Supporting a strong manufacturing line

28th Mar 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

ThinCats is helping shake up a Derby-based linear vibratory systems and parts handling business with a £1m loan to fund an MBO.

ThinCats delivers £1.2 million funding for fast-growth Serviced Office iHub

14th Mar 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

ThinCats has delivered a £1,200,000 loan facility to DHR Business Solutions Limited to help fund the company's ambitious expansion plans.

Alternative Finance in Focus – Edmonds & Slatter's funding story

2nd Mar 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

However strong your business proposition, realising it through a cashflow-based loan can be nigh-on impossible through traditional channels. Banks these days are reluctant to lend on anything other than bricks and mortar.

Storyboarding to success. 5 years of funding with 3DD Productions

16th Feb 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

For our longstanding investors, the name 3DD Productions will be quite recognisable. Over the years they have successfully raised 15 loans through ThinCats, with continuing plans for growth.

Enabling employee ownership when the banks won’t engage – Network ROI’s story

18th Jan 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

Management buy-outs are a staple of the alternative lending industry, and ThinCats has been happy to help a large number of management teams make this happen. Employee buy-outs are somewhat rarer, but this is what has been successfully accomplished.

Keeping the shine on a vintage local business

1st Oct 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

W. Bruford is a chain of retail jewellery shops operating on the south coast, which was looking to refinance after their long-term bank changed their lending criteria. Business owner Ashley Pugh joined as general manager in 2001 and then led an MBO in 2003.

Diamonds are for… five years and very well secured

21st Dec 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

Diamonds are a peer-to-peer lenders’ best friend, as Shirley Bassey sang. Or meant to, we’re sure. Cardiff’s finest export will doubtless have had many a diamond stocking filler at this time of year.

Introducing new introducers

11th Nov 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Funding Stories

A core goal for ThinCats is to increase the volume and range of deals available to lenders on the platform. As all our loans are introduced through Sponsors and other business professionals, it’s vital that we develop our relationships with those best able to provide the lifeblood for SME P2P lending.

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