Our latest network members recognise the benefits of franchising with Synergy

The majority of people who decide to become a franchisee with Synergy arrive from a background that generally includes banking, commercial finance or some other front line financial service.  Our latest recruits, however, have a totally different history. Prior to joining forces to establish ‘Simply Business Finance Ltd’ in Brighton, Gary Smith and Alastair James both worked for our fantastic funding partner – Accredo.  It was while providing excellent funding support to our network of commercial finance brokers that they recognised the outstanding benefits of franchising with Synergy. They made their decision to join our growing broker network and last Thursday and Friday they undertook their induction at our Blackburn offices.

As part of the Accredo funding service they witnessed at first hand just how Synergy really supported their brokers and helped them to develop their business.

What initially drew Gary and Alastair to discuss the benefits of franchising with Synergy was the fact that as a franchisee and a Synergy Appointed Representative they could obtain the vital FCA compliance without any delays and without the daunting financial outlay required by the Regulator’s direct authorisation process.  They also recognised that as a Synergy franchisee they would not have to compromise their new company’s identity or independence in any way.

Gary was previously an accountant and prior to that he had been financial director for a privately owned company. He had worked with Accredo helping to provide business finance since 2001.

Alastair’s background included business sales and spells with a number of asset finance funders since 1997.  He was mainly involved with working for tier 1, 2 and 3 lenders financing business loans.

Now as Synergy’s very latest broker network members the benefits of franchising mean that they will enjoy the unrivalled backing of our unique ‘Broker in a Box’ support package to help them manage and develop their new business.

Synergy ‘Broker in a Box’ provides an unprecedented level of support that includes all the essential day-to-day operating tools including professional indemnity insurance that is so vital to business success.  Other tools include IT support, the latest business systems and NACFB membership.

Of course their previous experience from the funding side of the commercial finance fence meant that they, better than anyone, understood the enormous benefits of having access to Synergy’s unrivalled funding panel.  With over 200 funders available, including High Street and specialist market lending sources, both Gary and Alastair instantly recognised they were able to offer their clients the most competitive working capital finance deals on the market.

We are delighted to welcome Gary and Alastair to our Synergy broker network and we are confident that with the help and support of our unique ‘Broker in a Box’ services Simply Business Finance Ltd is now all set to become an extremely successful business venture.  

If you operate or are contemplating setting up your own commercial finance broker business then you really must explore the benefits of franchising offered by Synergy.  You can call us on 01904 481 786. You can also email: enquiries@synergy.finance or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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  • Greenbank Court, Challenge Way, Greenbank Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 5QB
  • Tel: 01254 958777
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  • Lindum Business Park, York Road, Elvington, York YO41 4XR
  • Tel: 01904 481786