In the last 12 months, Skipton Business Finance has won the award for ‘Most Supportive Asset Based Lender’ at the Endless LLP awards ceremony, as well as picking up the ‘Dealmakers Global Award Winner 2011’ in the category of Factoring and Invoice Discounting.
But just what is it about SBF that makes us different from our competitors and allows us to win the awards and accolades that we do?
We believe that SBF’s award-winning service comes from being an independent firm with financial strength. We are able to combine the flexibility and access to key decision makers you only get from an independent whilst providing the vital ingredient of financial strength that other independents cannot offer.
SBF performed to exceptional levels during one of the most difficult economic periods ever experienced. The last few years of economic turmoil have seen unprecedented levels of strain on the SME sector as the banks have proved ‘unable to assist’ or require unpalatable levels of security. Through these turbulent times SBF has stuck to the principles of supporting owner-managed businesses by offering a flexible and pragmatic approach to invoice finance.
We pride ourselves on the relationships we forge with our clients and over the last ten years we have helped businesses unlock their working capital in their sales ledgers. We understand that many businesses will find themselves struggling for cash at some point and we have a dedicated team of decision makers that can assist. There are no remote ‘Corporate Lending Units’ within SBF- all decisions are made by the management team within our regional offices.
Independent of the main banks, we provide a strong and recognisable brand whilst allowing diversity of funding which gives greater stability to our clients’ businesses. With no expensive shareholder dividends to pay, the ethos of our business is very much focused on understanding our clients’ businesses and assisting in creating wealth and jobs in the regions, rather than purely profit.
If you would like to learn more about our company, please feel free to call us on 0845 602 9354.