Jake Batham, Toby Batham and Jack Doran all started their careers at one of the largest independent finance brokerages in the country.

Jake and Toby worked initially as Trainee Account Managers before quickly accelerating through the ranks to Senior Account Managers. In this role their focus was on acquiring direct business, securing funding anywhere from £2,000 to £2million. Whilst managing his own pipeline and client base, Toby also managed a team of four Account Managers where they join at trainee level and climbed through the ranks under his guidance and leadership. They will now be working as a team: Crown Business Finance Limited. 

They have a wide range of experience securing finance across several industries, in the construction, leisure, restaurant and office fit out and Engineering sectors. In the year preceding their departure before setting up Crown Business Finance Limited, they secured over £20m in funding for their clients ranging from starts ups through to SMEs and large enterprises.

Crown Business Finance are already relocating in their second month to larger office space to accelerate their growth, with new members of the team joining in October. Being based in Milton Keynes, we are ideally located to service not only local businesses but our nationwide client base.

Jack expressed; “We were attracted to joining AFS given the access to over 70 lenders at our disposal. We are now able to continue to facilitate clients in industries we know well whilst having the ability given our more competitive panel to go after previous “out of reach” sectors. Having access to almost the entire lender market means it’s very rare we can be beaten on rate.”

Outside of the large lender panel now available to the team at Crown, it was the increased flexibility and freedom that came with running their own firm that really attracted Jack, Jake and Toby to AFS. The back-end support through AFS’ impressive administration team and IT infrastructure means they can focus on what they’re good at; securing tailored, affordable finance to the UK’s start up and SME market.

Their main areas of expertise lie in sectors such as Franchise, Retail, Leisure, Transport, Construction and Engineering. They will all be operating under the name of Crown Business Finance Limited. We would like to wish them the very best of luck!

If you would like to discover more about the benefits of joining one of the largest independent finance brokerages, please call us at 01254 958777.  You can also send a message using the online form on our Contact page. Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd. Can provide access to a wide range of funders, from automotive finance to agricultural finance and beyond. Get in touch to find out how we can help you and your business.

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