Quotes

Although significant uncertainties regarding the broader macroeconomic impact and pace of recovery remain, we are cautiously optimistic in our outlook as we start to see signs of momentum returning to certain of our specialist sectors.
Ian Cowie, CEO, Shawbrook Bank
Shawbrook’s team know our business inside out and so it was a natural step for us to approach them for support when the crisis hit. As well as completely understanding our situation in the circumstances, they also recognised the opportunities that would emerge once lockdown ended.
Chris Kerrison, CEO, Skinspace UK
The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting businesses across the UK with unprecedented challenges and many which were successful pre-Covid are now struggling through no fault of their own. We are absolutely delighted to see Skinspace UK come through the pandemic and flourishing once more – and we are very excited to hear about their growth plans including early proposals of a new training centre.
Claire Perman, Associate Director, Shawbrook Bank
Route66 is one of the most iconic – if not thee most iconic – highway in the world and so we felt this would be a great project to start off with. We decided to go for it, and to try and raise some funds for our NHS frontline heroes at the same time and it just grew arms and legs from there.
Gareth McHenry, Head of Delivery and Innovation at Shawbrook Bank
Newmafruit is an excellent addition to the Bardsley England group and this is a great opportunity for the business. It will enable us to increase our offering of top and stone fruit to the UK market and therefore enhance the strategic partnerships and alliances we have already forged.
Ben Bardsley, Managing Director, Bardsley England
Shawbrook Bank were supportive from the off, really getting behind the group’s potential, and we believe they will be an excellent funding partner over the coming years. There were challenges along the way – not least due to lockdown – but everyone pulled together to get the deal done in an incredibly tight timescale. We are sure that Bardsley England have an exciting future ahead of them.
Victoria Ansell, Director at Castle Corporate Finance
This is an exciting project for Bardsley England, which has been trading for almost 130 years. We believe this acquisition provides them with the potential to expand the business further and we are delighted to have played our part in what I’m sure will be a successful future.
Steven Munt, Director of Corporate Lending, Shawbrook Bank
We approached Shawbrook as we knew of their specialist capability, knowledge and understanding of businesses such as ours as well as their growing reputation as a funder in the UK technology space.
Scott MacRae, Finance Director, HighNet
We are delighted to be able to support HighNet with a funding facility to ensure that the business remained resilient to the challenges of operating and growing under Covid-19.
Neil Arculus, Shawbrook Bank Technology Finance
I am delighted to work for such a progressive and modern organisation which is committed to becoming one of the best places to work in the UK. We know we are not the finished article, but we are committed to making Shawbrook a workplace for everyone and I am delighted that so many of our staff were involved in helping with our Pride activities this year.
Hugh Fitzpatrick, Chief Risk Officer, Shawbrook Bank
Shawbrook is a great place to work that is working hard to be inclusive to all. This is something we are very proud of and deserves to be celebrated both in recognition of Pride month and throughout the year.
Debbie Griffin, Group HR Director, Shawbrook Bank
The funding facility they put together, together with the guidance and support they’ve so far given us, demonstrates to us that Shawbrook are the right funder to get UTS to where we want it to be – starting with these three acquisitions, which will grow our national footprint by 50%.
Dave Jackson, Managing Director at UTS
We are excited by these acquisitions and believe they offer great value and further growth opportunity which fits in with the overall Troy Group business plan.
Paul Kilbride, CEO of Troy (UK) Ltd
What was also pleasing about this deal was that it was delivered successfully in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic while the country was still in lockdown. For us, this not only demonstrates the strength of the UTS management team and their strategy, but is also a great example of how we’re not just open for business but determined to get the finance in place when it matters most – in spite of the current logistical challenges and uncertainties.
Steve Armstrong, Relationship Director at Shawbrook
Shawbrook's track record as a specialist funder and supporter of innovative property developments – particularly across the Southwest – is second to none and their commitment to putting this funding in place has demonstrated to us what a difference it can make to have the right funder working with you.
Dorian Beresford, Eco Bos Chief Development Officer
This is an exciting development for the region and we are very happy to be involved. Despite the current logistical challenges associated with Covid-19 measures, we have been in discussion with the Eco-Bos team for some time now and have been focussed on delivering this facility to help make the scheme a reality.
John Hughes, Relationship Manager, Shawbrook Bank
We are delighted to welcome both Darrell and Brad to the Shawbrook family and we are really looking forward to seeing both of their contributions in evolving our product propositions for both our broker partners and customers.
Emma Cox, Sales Director at Shawbrook Bank
I am looking forward to working with some great people, helping to guide and influence a product proposition that our brokers and customers can really get behind during both the tough times and the good, as well as being able to contribute to the journey we are all on together.
Darrell Walker, Head of Product Development & Proposition, Shawbrook Bank Property Finance
Shawbrook has shown a commitment to its customers and brokers continuously through these uncertain times. I am both excited and delighted to be able to now play my part in shaping our product proposition as we look to support them even further moving forward.
Brad McMillan, Senior Product Development and Proposition Manager, Shawbrook Bank Property Finance
Thanks to the contacts we’ve built up through our successful hay and straw business over the years, we have a strong book of demand for Lucerne hay and so felt that an investment in a GSHP would help to not only diversify the business but take it to the next level.
Joe Brandreth, of AW Brandreth & Sons
As a specialist lender, Shawbrook offered us a facility that was ideal for the project and the dynamics of our business. We are really pleased to be working with them and looking forward to seeing how the investment in GSHP will help us unlock a new market and grow AW Brandreth for the future.
Joe Brandreth, of AW Brandreth & Sons
This was Shawbrook’s first heat pump project of this size and it came with a number of potential challenges, as most project finance transactions do. But by working closely with Joe and Martin we were able to work through those obstacles and put a facility together that will help AW Brandreth further diversify and protect their business for the future. I am excited to see what the future holds for the farm with this latest venture.
Chris Russell, Business Development Manager, Shawbrook Bank
We are absolutely delighted to have been able to refinance the business in what is one of the most turbulent economic climates we have seen in our lifetime.
Kevin Timms, CEO of eacs Ltd
This transaction demonstrates that we’re committed to deliver, even more so in these testing times, and we are delighted to be working alongside Kevin and the team. As a bank we have experience in funding IT specialists and look forward to supporting strong businesses in this sector.
Adam Agius, Shawbrook Bank
All credit to eacs management team who were able to deliver at the most challenging of times for a fund-raise and I am sure the IT Services industry as a whole will take heart from this success story
Adam Zoldan, Knight Corporate Finance
At Shawbrook we know the sector well and, we saw the potential in this business and prepared a funding package that ensured EPL could meet its upcoming manufacturing targets as well as its long term plans.
Kelly Henney, Senior Relationship Director at Shawbrook Bank
Creation of our own rPET lines represents the start of a new journey and our next step is to consolidate existing debt to improve efficiencies and increase production. The team at Shawbrook took all this into consideration and created a bespoke solution that delivered the flexibility we need at this time.
Mark Tyne, Managing Director at EPL
As a small, family owned care provider, Constantia values its residents and employees and understands the intricacies involved in providing quality, tailored care services for each individual resident through its ‘person centred carer’ principles
Claire Perman, Associate Director for Healthcare Finance at Shawbrook Bank
Shawbrook Bank’s specialist healthcare team, alongside Christie and Co and Knight Frank, pulled out all the stops to ensure this deal was completed successfully and I am grateful to them all for their efforts.
Anthony Massouras, Managing Director at Constantia Healthcare Group Ltd
This is a particularly crucial time for everyone, so by being proactive and working closely with all the parties involved we’ve been able to play our part in keeping a vital supply chain moving, helping to provide these beds as part of the Trust’s planned replacement programme
Dasos Kirtsides, Head of Healthcare at Shawbrook Bank
This project included a comprehensive aftersales package and bed accessories to support the Trust, from both a clinical and engineering perspective, during the life of the beds
Kevin Dare, UK Sales and Marketing Director at manufacturer, Arjo
On behalf of the Trust, we ran a thorough procurement exercise for the lease of 1,815 specialist beds. The tender was designed to ensure the lease delivered the lowest whole-life costs and the maximum flexibility for our NHS client.
Laura Whelpdale, Head of Leasing Service Delivery at Lifecycle
Our goal was to find a lender that could understand our business, the dynamics of the sector and what we are trying to achieve over the next few years, and Shawbrook did exactly that. In the end, the team at Shawbrook delivered exactly what they committed to and communication throughout the process was excellent.
Alex Knight, Managing Director of Helideck Certification Agency Ltd
We believe this is a great deal for all parties involved. Alex is an excellent CEO and knows the sector inside out and we are delighted that a real specialist lending provider in the form of Shawbrook has supported them.”
Neil Davidson, Managing Director at Alderburn
Since it was formally launched, our new Commercial Loan proposition has proven to be a great fit for organisations such as HCA. Alongside our established Asset-Based Lending (ABL) proposition, we’re now able to cater for a huge breadth of businesses looking to fund the next major event in their own evolution. We welcome HCA to our growing portfolio of clients.
David Cayzer, Director at Shawbrook Bank
"Working more closely with our partners and focussing on customers that do require intelligent and thoughtful analysis, I believe we’ll play a valuable role in a mixed panel of funders."
Chris Richold, Managing Director of Asset Finance at Shawbrook
"We’re introducing this new partnership strategy to deliver better funding decisions and outcomes for great UK SMEs who aren’t benefiting from the general march towards full automation. We want to work much more closely with like-minded intermediaries who are looking for the right solution for their client – not simply the fastest decision."
Glen Christie-MacAllan, Director of Intermediary Business