“I cannot thank you enough for the hard work and support you have given us over these past few months. We now feel ready to pitch our proposition to equity investors and angel investors. I would recommend Mark and the Access to Finance service to any aspiring business looking for early stage investment.”
Bev Gilmour – Founder, The Merlin Corporation Ltd
"Access to Finance's advice and support has been invaluable to us when searching and evaluating funding solutions. Mark took the time to understand our business inside out, and provided us with objective advice to help us secure a funding solution that met our specific requirements."
Shaun Singh - Managing Director, Loxta Hardware
"Cassim recently helped me apply for the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). Cassim explained the scheme clearly, highlighting the merits and benefits, compared to other loans available at the current time. Cassim also listened carefully to my personal circumstances and was able to offer some honest and impartial advice. Overall I was very happy with Cassim's help. As a result, I chose to apply for the loan, and was ultimately successfully, receiving the full amount that I had asked for."
Stephen Robinson - Managing Director, Kiwivine
“Mark from the Access to Finance team guided me through the process of gaining funds easily and quickly, which was worthwhile in itself, but more valuable was the extra free Guidance and signposting. Mark, pointed me towards training available from Boost for marketing, web presence and social media, areas where I am lacking.
The advice and support from individuals from Access to Finance and Boost have many disciplines offering “real world” advice based on experience, priceless!”
Roy Fletcher - Reedley Boating Ltd
"When we were referred to access to finance, we had no idea how to go about obtaining the funding we needed for growth. From the first phone call, Cassim was able to lay out the options for Primary Dance UK clearly and with a personable approach.
Within weeks of contacting A2F, I was prepared to pitch to investors with confidence and felt fully supported through the process. Cassim was particularly helpful in supporting us to make financial projections and helping is understand what investors are looking for in a business.
The continued guidance and support we have received from A2F has resulted in us obtaining a £100,000 investment which will secure our future growth and development. In addition to this, the advice we have received from the A2F team has ensured we have been able to cope financially through the recent COVID 19 pandemic.
Steve, Cassim and all of the team at A2F and Boost have been the friendly and knowledgeable team we needed to lift our business and gain the financial backing that we needed."
Sarah Hawthorne - Primary Dance
"Caroline remains a constant source of support to DA Techs Limited.
At our first introduction, she listened and understood our business, making important suggestions and introductions that we would have never made without her input. We went on to secure significant grant funding through Made Smarter and funded a major asset purchase through Rosebud Finance. To say this has made a significant positive impact to our business would be an understatement.
Throughout the process, Caroline offered grounded advice, reviewed and assisted with our business plans and provided warm encouragement to us as individuals. Most recently Caroline has been a valued source of advice and support as we navigate our way through the difficulties arising from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Life in business is generally fast paced, and making time to engage with external support often takes a low priority. Sometimes it is worth making that little bit of time, as we’re certainly better placed for it and for having Caroline’s advice only a phone call away."
Phil Barnard - Director, DA Techs Ltd