A South Yorkshire based finance specialist with 13 years’ corporate banking experience has launched his own commercial finance business to deliver a range of business finance services to SMEs across the Sheffield City Region.
Jamie Baggaley, based on the up and coming Waverley development in Rotherham has set up J&J Commercial Finance, with support from the council backed Launchpad project, to help local businesses find the right lending solutions to match their growth objectives.
By advising on financial products such as commercial mortgages, development finance, bridging finance, business loans, and asset & invoice finance, J&J Commercial Finance work with SMEs ranging from start-ups through to established businesses to find them the right lending solutions tailored to their individual requirements.
Jamie comments: “Having worked in banking all my life I’ve seen how the banks have changed, from the 2008 ‘credit crunch’, through to the ever changing branch network. Through my experience of working with major banks, such as Halifax and Lloyds. I’ve seen how both sides of the bank works from managing a brand to working in central functions, supporting specialist divisions.
“This has enabled me to set out our value proposition to Managing Directors and Finance Teams who are responsible for performance and insight, as I have seen first hand the challenges they face, and how important it is for them to be able to access the services of a knowledgeable and straight talking commercial finance broker.
“Focusing on the personal interaction with customers holds the key when helping deliver long-term success for our customers, as all parties will have a complete understanding of both the short and long-term objectives they are working to.”
On his reasons for setting up on his own Jamie adds: “The customer interaction is something I have missed recently with my in-house banking roles becoming more head office focused. Setting up my own business allows me to work with customers again, to forge strong and lasting professional relationships, and utilise my network of trusted partners.
“At J&J Commercial Finance we work with businesses to find the right lending solutions for them. We are an independent Commercial Finance Broker that has access to over 250 lenders. With such a broad range of finance options we are able to create the right package for our customers.”
With long-term growth plans of their own, J&J Commercial Finance aim to grow with their client base. Jamie concludes: “Looking into the future I hope to expand the business and employ more people, meaning that we can continue to support SME business across the Sheffield City Region and continue to provide them with our personal and professional service.”
J&J Commercial Finance offer a free, no obligation consultation to any prospective new client, with no up-front fees for any engagements undertaken.
Visit their website, www.jjcommercialfinance.co.uk for further information.