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Background is an award winning, national commercial finance brokerage. Based in Leicester, we have been operating since 2005. We are regarded as one of the leading commercial finance brokers in the UK. We have a team of experienced brokers, state of the art case management technology (courtesy of Cosmic; our in-house built case management tool), and can offer you the best support possible in sourcing your commercial finance. is a trading style of Legalwebb UK Limited. (reg no. 03874311), which is authorised and fully regulated by the FCA. FCA number 734694.

To confirm; we are not "tied" to any particular lender. We usually receive a commission from lenders for introducing business to them. In most cases we work solely on this commission and therefore do not need to charge for our clients for the service's we provide. We deal with all the major lenders in the UK and the majority of the smaller more specialist lenders.

The company is a full member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) and is registered with the Data Protection Registrar under registration Z 9275409.

Founders John & James

We combine the use of cutting edge web technology, experienced brokers, a low or no fee charging model, and genuine love and passion for what we do. No matter what size of business you are, you won't find a better team of people to work with to help your business grow.

Our Team

Our team is predominately made up of ex-bankers with 20-30 years of banking experience. Recently, in an effort to cut costs UK banks are shedding these experienced people. We are actively snapping up this talent in order to continue to provide our clients with high street quality relationship management and service.

Pav Gill

Commercial Finance Broker

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12 years of commercial finance experience Commercial lending Manager at Nottingham Building Society Credit and Risk Analyst at Citibank Plc.

John Booker

Founder & Lender Relationship Manager

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20 years corporate finance experience, 10 of those years spent administering funding within NHS.

Ian Fearnside

Commercial Finance Broker

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36 years of commercial finance experience including Regional Business Development Manager for Birmingham Midshires Commercial and Director of Specialist Property Finance for Bank of Scotland.

James Booker

Founder, Systems Analyst and Marketeer

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10 years commercial finance marketing experience Developed COSMIC a custom built commercial mortgage packaging system.

Elizabeth Marshall

Commercial Finance Broker

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21 years commercial finance experience Business mortgage administrator and SME business relationship manager for Royal Bank of Scotland.

Steve Gray

Commercial Finance Broker

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25 years of Commercial finance experience, SME business relationship manager with Lloyds and Natwest.

Cliff Verrill

Commercial Finance Broker

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24 years commercial lending experience with Cambridge Building Society. Cliff has been a commercial broker for the last 5 years.

Steve Taylor

Commercial Finance Broker

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24 years managing business banking with Lloyds Bank. 15 years commercial brokering experience.

Paul Ryan

Commercial Finance Broker

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9 years of Commercial Finance experience. 4 years in Banking as a Relationship Manager with Bank of Scotland and Business Manager at Barclays. 5 years as Commercial Broker.

Steve Brundell

Commercial Finance Broker

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25 years of Commercial Finance experience with NatWest.

Darren Lund

Commercial Finance Broker

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13 years experience in Business Banking and Relationship Management with Natwest.

Iain Humber

Commercial Finance Broker

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27 years experience with RBS / Natwest in Nottingham and Derby. Prior to joining B2B, I managed the same portfolio of SME clients in Nottingham for over 10 years. Long suffering Nottingham Forest season ticket holder.

Andrew Rayner

Commercial Finance Broker

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31 years working for NatWest including 19 years in Commercial Banking and 12 years as a Relationship Manager.

Umong Kaushesh

Commercial Finance Broker

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Experienced Commercial banker with MBA qualification and over 14 years of overall Banking experience. Umong worked as an accredited Healthcare and Property sector lending specialist in the later part of his career at Lloyds Bank.

David Holloway

Commercial Finance Broker

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Experienced Relationship & Property Lending Manager of 20 Yrs with Lloyds banking Group. Knowlegeable Property Investor & Joint Venture Partner.

Stuart Francis

Commercial Finance Broker

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Stuart is a fully regulated broker with BlueSky Mortgages allowing him to process personal residential mortgages. He is also our residential Buy-to-Let specialist. Stuart has been brokering for 8 years and is Ce-Map qualified.

Sohail Ahmed

Commercial Finance Broker

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15 years of commercial finance, SME commercial underwriter with Lloyds and Cooperative.

Bernie Whitfield

Commercial Finance Broker

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15 years experience as an independent commercial broker and business ad adviser, following upon 22 years in financial management in commerce and industry.

Scott James

Commercial Finance Broker

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With 10+ years in Business and Commercial banking and 20+ years overall finance experiance. Scott has worked in the City of London, Essex, Kent & Sussex. Supporting all types of businesses over the years. Scott has lead relationship management teams in Real Estate, Healthcare, Financial Services, Consumer Industries & Leisure sectors for the banking industry.

Emma Jones

Commercial Finance Broker

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A total of 12 years experience in the finance sector, experience gained working with Lloyds Banking Group and the YBS Group . The last 5 years has been spent working as a 'Whole of Market' Broker. Dealing with Commercial finance via B2B and Residential Mortgages with Alder Rose Mortgage Services. Fully CeMap Qualified.

David Linsdale

Commercial Finance Broker

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With over 25 years experience in business banking as an Underwriter, Relationship Manager, and Area Manager, David can provide excellent support and help to his clients across all sectors. He has knowledge of the industry not only from a banking perspective, but also from a business advisors and business owners viewpoint, having run his own business and provided business support to SME's and start up's under an EU funded programme.

Andrew Jones

Commercial Finance Broker

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Over 20 years experience as an independent commercial finance broker. Specialising in complex property lending, commercial mortgages and Limited company Buy to let portfolio’s.

Gillian Brooks

Commercial Finance Broker

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Gillian has 12 years of experience working as a whole-of-market commercial finance broker. Gillian is well versed in delivering a full range of financial solutions, tailored to the clients individual needs.

Sean Queally

Commercial Finance Broker

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27 year career with NatWest spanning the local branch network, and five years in the Banks Credit department, analysing and sanctioning credit applications. Finally from January 2006 to June 2016 as a Senior Commercial Relationship Manager with responsibility for a portfolio of 70 SME clients operating within the £1M to £25M turnover arena.

Robin Daw

Commercial Finance Broker

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31 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, working with start-ups through to Plc. Robin worked for a large High Street bank for 26 years in various relationship management, credit underwriting and leadership roles. Robin left RBS/NatWest in 2012 to become a broker in the commercial finance arena. Robin specialises in helping businesses structure and secure bespoke (and often complex) funding solutions tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Nick Wright

Commercial Finance Broker

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10 years working in various sectors of the Financial Services industry, starting in Customer Retention and including the last 5 as a Practice/Relationship Manager for an accountancy firm specialising in the Property Industry.

Paul Andrews

Commercial Finance Broker

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Paul has over 30 years experience working for NatWest/RBS, including the last 10 years in Commercial Banking as both a Relationship Manager and Leader. During this time it was a key requirement to deliver a full range of financial solutions to meet the needs of customers from a full range of business sectors, to include the specialist areas of Property, Retail, Technology and Leisure.

Bruce Moore

Commercial Finance Broker

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35 years experience as a relationship manager in the commercial finance arena with RBS/Natwest. Specialises in commercial mortgages and working closely with property developers, structuring tailored residential and commercial development finance solutions.

Jodie Stevenson

Commercial Finance Broker

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With over 10 years experience in the financial service industry, I am able to help and advise UK & Non-UK nationals living and working abroad with their Commercial Lending, Development, Personal Mortgage and Protection needs. I take pride in creating, bespoke solutions for all of my clients, taking into account their individual circumstances.

David Hepworth

Commercial Finance Broker

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