Alison Trant and Jeremy Richards grasp one of the UK’s most successful commercial finance business opportunities

There is an old song that is entitled: ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’.  It was a key part of the stage show and film: ‘Cabaret’ and although it is meant to be frivolous, the actual context of the song could not be more relevant …or more appropriate in today’s business environment.  Our two latest franchisees: Alison Trant and Jeremy Richards, have all the qualifications, all the experience … and now all the support they require to source and provide exactly the kind of tailored commercial finance solutions that businesses in their region are looking for.

Alison and Jeremy have recently established 57 Finance Ltd in Southampton after they both recognised that Synergy offered what is one of the best commercial finance business opportunities available today.  They will be servicing a growing range of business clients along the South Coast of England to acquire exactly the type of commercial finance support their businesses require.

Alison and Jeremy recently came to our Blackburn offices for their induction, but before they decided to go into partnership together and to seize the unbeatable Synergy commercial finance business opportunities available, they had both enjoyed long and successful careers within Britain’s commercial banking sector.

Alison held positions as Business Development Director, Sales Management Director and Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank and at the Royal Bank of Scotland.  Her roles included advising local businesses with up to £300m turnover on financial strategies and assisting them to source the most appropriate commercial financial support.

Jeremy has worked within the Banking, Corporate Finance and Commercial Finance sector for over 20-years, having most recently held Relationship and Business Development Director roles in the Corporate Banking teams at RBS and Lloyds.  Jeremy has extensive experience of assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes and has a particular interest and experience in working with fast growth businesses, particularly those in the Technology, Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors.  Jeremy is fully qualified to assist businesses of all levels to manage and acquire the commercial funding that they require.

Having decided to establish 57 Finance Ltd, both Alison and Jeremy very quickly recognised the unique commercial finance business opportunities provided by Synergy.

As part of a national network of commercial finance brokers Alison and Jeremy’s new partnership could not be better placed to provide all the commercial finance solutions that today’s businesses are looking for.

As a Synergy franchisee the partnership now enjoys exclusive access to what is the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive finding panel – numbering over 200 lending sources, including High Street and specialist market lenders.

They also enjoy the unrivalled support of our ‘Broker in a Box’ package that releases them from the day-to-day stresses and hassles and also enables them to be fully FCA compliant without any of the excessive delays and costs associated with the direct authorisation process.

Alison and Jeremy are the latest highly qualified banking professionals to recognise the enormous benefits of the Synergy commercial finance business opportunities.  If you are contemplating a move to establish or to expand your own broker business then you should definitely contact us now.  You can call us on 01904 481 786.    You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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