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Industry: Light energy efficiency systems installation
Reason for Funding: Increase funding to service large public and private body contracts
Funding Raised: £1,500,000
We are a growing business in a niche market in the energy saving sector. Our previous lender had placed restrictions on our funding, limiting our ability to grow. It was clear from the first time I spoke with John that he knew what he was doing and knew exactly who our new funding partner ought to be. We would not have found them ourselves. I quickly had confidence and trust in his ability. He facilitated the process expertly and we completed the finance during lockdown. We now have a facility in place with a lender that will allow us to grow and support the more complex aspects of our business.

Kevin, Managing Director (Client)

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Industry: International security software
Reason for Funding: Funding, outsource international credit control services and debtor protection
Funding Raised: £4,000,000
We are a multinational cyber security software business.  There are a number of complexities to our business and we were very specific about our needs.  John worked incredibly hard to pull together and complete the transaction with the chosen partner. We wouldn’t have the time nor the knowledge, so it was great to use his expertise.

Phydos, Managing Director (Client)

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Industry: Accountancy & Finance Recruitment
Reason for Funding: Start Up Support and MBO
Funding Raised: £100,000
I was introduced to John when I was setting up my business.  I am an experienced MD of a large corporate and decided to ‘go it alone’. John was an excellent ally and great resource.  He helped negotiate terms and made sure I didn’t trip up on any unknowns – I knew he had my back and for that I am grateful.  We stay in contact and I know he is around when I need him.

Mark, Managing Director (Client)

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Industry: Construction and M&E recruitment
Reason for Funding: Total Recruitment Back Office services – funding, timesheets, payroll, collections and debtor protection
Funding Raised: £1,500,000
John took total control of our requirement. He sourced, researched and put together the full facility. John managed the whole process from start to finish. He has since stayed in contact with us and he makes sure all is working well.

Mark, Director (Client)

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Industry: Marketing consultants
Reason for Funding: Support international growth – blue chip debtors, staged payments
Funding Raised: £250,000
Open InVoice Finance have helped us to find an invoice discounting facility twice in the last six years. Our business is not one that finance companies find easy to support as we arrange stage payments on large contracts. John managed to find one of the high street banks that was willing to support us. This was largely done on the back of the strong relationship John had with that bank.Three years later the bank stopped providing an invoice finance facility and we had three months to find an alternative supplier. John reacted quickly and came up with a number of providers who were interested and which resulted in us receiving four offers of support. We have been with our new provider for three years and John regularly keeps in touch to make sure the facility is working well. If we did need to change providers again for any reason I would not hesitate to ask John to help us in that process.

John, Finance Director (Client)

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Industry: Site engineering services
Funding Raised: £100,000
Start Up Support – applications for payment
I know I can rely on John. He is really easy to work with and very structured in his approach. It is evident that lenders place value in his involvement and I think that provides a better outcome for all parties.

John, Director (Client)

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Industry: Contract cleaning
Reason for Funding: Find a new home
Funding Raised: £100,000
It was time for a change of lender. John did a great job helping me find a new home. His input was invaluable in the process.

Bob, Owner (Client)

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Industry: Global technology recruitment
Reason for Funding: Cut Invoice Finance costs and reduce admin
Funding Raised: £750,000
After approaching my network about Invoice financing I was given John’s name by a trusted ex-manager. After my initial chat with John and him talking me through the process, he pulled together a list of potential partners once we had ascertained what the company was trying to achieve with this change . John produced a pack after gathering some information from me which was sent out to the final selection to obtain terms and also to set-up face to face meetings. John attended all of the face to face meetings which was a full day and provided advice when needed. He produced a table that made it clear what the pros/cons where of each partner and what the overall cost would be depending on our requirements. John gave advice when asked, but ultimately he made it very clear that it was my decision. He helped with the switching process and was on hand whenever it was needed. Since then John has kept in constant contact to check everything is going well and therefore I have no trouble referring his services to other companies whenever I have the opportunity.

Fran, Finance Director (Client)