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Alun Parry
Mark Hart
Rachel Eade MBE
Patrick Magee
Damon Walford
David Remington
Christine Hancock
Ade Bamgbala
Shanial Charan
Graham Nicol
Marz Ayyad
Paul Lock
Simon Jacobson
Ruth Chapman
Greg Carter
Ian Vickers
Robert Fryers
John Downes
Matt Bunn
Victoria Thompson
Garry Lennon
Matthew Sinclair

Inspiration From Our Experts

Alternative Finance in Focus
However strong your business proposition, realising it through a cashflow-based loan can be nigh-on impossible through traditional channels. Banks these days are reluctant to lend on anything other than bricks and mortar.
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Enabling employee ownership when the banks won’t engage
Management buy-outs are a staple of the alternative lending industry, and ThinCats has been happy to help a large number of management teams make this happen. Employee buy-outs are somewhat rarer, but this is what has been successfully accomplished by one Midlothian-based IT firm through a ThinCats
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SME Live is Bigger and Bolder
After its hugely successful launch in 2017, that saw over 100 exhibiting companies and over 2,300 visitors, SME Live has become the number one event for the midlands SME community, receiving high praise from the industry and companies that took part.
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Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
Birmingham City Council
LEP Network
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
D2N2 Growth Hub
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Greater Birmingham & Solihull
Enterprise Nation
CWLEP Growth Hub
Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
British Business Bank
Black Country Growth Hub
Business Birmingham