Cowgills business funding teams have together transacted over £100m of finance deals in the last year.
The firm, which provides business and accountancy advice to SME clients across the north west from its bases in Bolton and Manchester, is advising companies on funding at all stages of business growth. It has experienced 65% growth over the last ten years.
Commenting on the high level of transactions delivered, business funding director Ben Day, said: “It’s only 12 months since we established the dedicated business funding arm of Cowgills from our Manchester base at XYZ in Spinningfields. We’ve opened many new lending lines and alternative sources of finance for current and new clients, as the market continues to move away from the high-street banks.”
Ben joined Cowgills last year, from fin-tech company MarketInvoice, to establish the firm’s dedicate business funding arm, following the success of the Property and Construction team’s finance offering which was established over six years ago.
Continued Ben: “Together with the transactional deals secured by the Property and Construction team during the same period we have now broken the £100m mark, a clear indication of how active the market is at present and that the right funding deals are there to be had.”
He added: “We support our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their business from securing start-up funding, to day-to-day management and accountancy advice, tax guidance and succession planning. That long-term relationship often starts with the funding which we match to their needs, and we have some fantastic success stories.”
Commenting on the property deals delivered, property finance director David Rainford, added: “Our Property and Construction division typically works with owner-managed, small to medium sized property companies and house-builders right across the region. The appetite for growth in this sector is strong and these figures are certainly testament to that having completed on just under £20m of property transactions in the past few weeks. With many lenders based in Manchester it is right that our finance team is also here in the city and we are seeing a significant uplift in deals done due to the strength of our relationships with a wide variety of lenders.”
Clients include NJOY Student Living, property development company Lane End Developments and Create Construction.
In addition Cowgills, via its joint venture bridging business PMJ Capital which is also headed up by Dave Rainford, has supported over £40m of transactions since it launched 3 years ago.