Ludgate Finance is a bespoke business finance and risk management company providing solutions for lenders, advisers and borrowers. Established in 2007, Ludgate Finance has grown through one of the most difficult recessions in recent times by providing quality tailored services to lenders, borrowers and other professional advisers, assisting them with business financing and debt issues in a changing marketplace.
Our experience has not only helped many businesses to spot issues and survive turbulent times, but enter new periods of growth with the right funding to exploit a new trading environment – Ludgate Finance has helped businesses from £100,000 to £40m turnover, raising finance from £15,000 to £3m. The feedback we consistently receive is that the understanding we have of the situation from the lenders’ and the borrowers’ perspective is unique, and it is that insight that enables us to move businesses forward.
Our approach is simple. We believe in strong director-level relationships, leading from the front and ensuring that we deliver a service to all parties that reflects the values we stand for.
The principals of the business have many years of relevant industry experience – we have numerous contacts within the finance industry able to provide further help in niche market areas. We are able to call on relevant advice at the right time to ensure that the business issues are appropriately dealt with in a professional and cost-effective manner.
Richard Mason has worked for banks and asset-based lenders throughout his career, and has a unique insight into the working capital needs of SME businesses. Richard has many contacts within the asset-based lending world and is a well known industry figure in the Midlands.
David Grocott has a wealth of experience from a long career in business and corporate banking, with a real passion for helping businesses to succeed and for finding the right financial package to support them.
Steve Grice is well known around the area through his previous role at Black Country Reinvestment Society and helped the social lender grow six-fold during his time there. Prior to this he ran his own business in Staffordshire and spent many years as a Commercial Manager at HSBC.