about acorn.finance | award winning business finance and buy to let mortgage specialists

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Acorn.finance – Funding expertise since 1997

bridging finance | business loans | commercial mortgages | cash-flow finance | leasing | hire-purchase | buy to let mortgages | investment

About Acorn.finance

Our story

Founded in 1997 by father and son team Tom and Paul Thompson, Acorn Finance have long been one of the leading finance brokers in the small business and property sectors.
We’re a multi-award winning team with seven “best UK broker” awards in the last six years and have been featured on the BBC Inside Out programme to show best practice in the commercial lending sector.

Acorn’s specialist knowledge of small businesses marked us out as the “go to” broker for any trading business but especially those in the hospitality sector which resulted in Acorn Commercial Finance becoming the only finance provider asked to join the BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeeping Advisory Board).

Our understanding

As a small business ourself, the  acorn.finance team understands the needs and time pressures of the buy to let property investor, developer or business owner.

Our mission is to give every business owner, property investor or developer access to the finance they need to thrive and grow.  In a broad and fragmented market with more lending sources than ever before it is no longer an option to rely on the products of just one lender for the life of a business, lenders are many and varied.  Our role is to help you find the very best funding package to fill your needs, and to have the funding available to you, just when you need it.  To do that we work across the whole of the finance market, from the high street banks and challenger banks through to crowdfunding providers (including our own) and sometimes private equity and businesses angel investors.

Five star service

Our focus is on making sure the finance your business needs is there just when you need it.  So we work extra hard to second guess what a lender might ask or have a problem with before we even approach them.  After all, it’s a waste of our time and yours if we go to a lender who’s going to reject the application.

That’s why we’ve been awarded six “Best UK broker awards” since 2013.

We have built up a great relationship with the team at Acorn, and they have made all our business purchases very straightforward.

Dennis & Maggie Cottam 3 businesses purchased with the help of Acorn.finance

Social Responsibility

Having spent over twenty-one years funding businesses across the UK and Europe we are justifiably proud of the number of businesses which have grown through our work.  We believe that allowing small businesses to grow helps them to employ more, spend more and invest more.  All of this builds local economies which build the national economy.

Small businesses contribute 51% of all private sector trade in the UK.  We believe that the power of small business can change the developing world.

As part of our twentieth-year celebrations we committed to helping small businesses in the developing world and so far have provided loan funds, from our profits for 85 small businesses in Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and Indonesia.  With your help, we can do more.

Zidisha has supported more than 138,000 individual projects across the developing world and lent more than $14m.  Every loan helps a small business or community to alleviate poverty.

Join Zidisha here and receive a $25 credit to lend to the project of your choice.

I got the best deal and the best service

Jillie Stross – past and future Acorn.finance customer

Very quick and easy process which has now enabled me to grow my business. Wouldn’t use anyone else!

We have used Acorn.finance for over 20 years and can’t recommend them enough, very knowledgable, efficient, friendly and would definitely use them again

Les Kynes – past and future Acorn.finance customer

Opportunities to work with Acorn.finance

Acorn.finance work with a broad variety of introducers from a broad variety of sectors including;

  • Business transfer agents
  • Estate agents
  • Accountants
  • Solicitors
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Business Consultants
  • Coaches

As one of the UK’s leading commercial brokers, Acorn.finance is growing our regional representation.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial business to business experts to join our rapidly expanding team in order to meet our mission of Every business & Every Investor having access to the best possible funding sources.

Working with a broad selection of bridging lenders in the regulated space and Together Residential Mortgage,  Acorn.finance can package the cases your network stops you processing.

Superb service from the first phone call to the final transaction. Acorn were fantastic and we would never of got funding without them, we are now in our third year of trading and business is great.

Lisa Whitney – 5* Customer review

Contact Acorn.finance –

344 – 354 Gray’s Inn Road

London

WC1X  8BP

Redwood House

Brotherswood Court

Almondsbury Business Park

Bristol, BS32 4QW,

Peter House

Oxford Street

Manchester,

M1 5AN

No 2 Wellington Place

Leeds

LS1 4AP

83 Princes St.

Edinburgh

EH2 2ER

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