ThinCats named Alternative Finance Provider of the year for South West

With the return of live events following the lifting of pandemic restrictions in the summer, ThinCats was delighted to be named Alternative Finance Provider of the year at the Insider South West Dealmakers awards 2021 held in September. 

Not only we were flattered to be recognised for our support of mid-sized SMEs in the region, it was great to be able to reconnect with the South West corporate finance community in person. 

Mid-sized SMEs will play a critical role in delivering the UK’s post-pandemic economic growth and we look forward to supporting many more businesses across the South West and the rest of the UK. 

Some of the businesses that we have funded in the region:


Avatara had the opportunity to acquire a local care home that had previously closed down, to be re-opened as Casterbridge Lodge.  We have supported Avatara Inc Ltd, owners of care home Casterbridge Manor, with a £1.5m refinance and acquisition funding package. 


Our funding has provided AnTech with the working capital reserves it needs to bid successfully for substantial new contracts. 

Prima Bakeries 

St Columb-based Cornish Premier Pasties Ltd has been acquired by Redruth-based Prima Bakeries Ltd. 


MTS own a fleet of 16 versatile, multi-purpose tugs that operate in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We were delighted to have supported Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd (MTS), with a £5m refinance package. 

Learn more about our funding solutions here.