Why do business owners like you trust Acorn.finance with their funding needs

Our business is funding your business

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Founded in 1997 and still going strong Acorn.finance (Acorn Commercial Finance in those days) was built on a belief that every business owner in the UK deserves access to the very best funding sources available.

Back in 1997 the internet was in it’s infancy so knowing which lenders did what needed a lot of legwork and patience.  As a team Tom Thompson and Paul Thompson (Father and Son) soon built a strong reputation for being the go-to finance brokers for the toughest cases.

Tom’s retired now but Paul is still at the helm of the business, growing gradually with the opening of local offices across the country to better provide funding solutions to business owners.


Experience | Knowledge | Integrity

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.

Why we do it

Our belief has always been around supporting small business owners, they seem to get a raw deal from the big banks and not having a board with a Financial Director, they are generally not used to putting fundraising applications together.

Who we work with

If you are a business owner still in charge of the day to day operation of the business then I’m sure your time is precious, you need to spend that time on what makes money. Arranging finance can be time consuming and, if you don’t know who to approach, can be a waste of time.

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)

FUNDED – The Acorn.finance 6 step system to getting your business finance sorted.

Facts – Before we start it’s important for all the business facts, financials and background to be available.

Understanding – Only by understanding you and your business will the solution be the best for your growth plan.

Needs – By fully understanding your plans we’ll work with funders who will meet your needs both now and for the future.

Discuss – Working with our panel of the best funders in the market we’ll work through your case with them to ensure they understand your needs in detail.

Execute – By using Acorn.finance to arrange your funding you save hours of time spent on calls and applications. We work with the finance company to streamline every finance case.

Deliver – We work hard with the lender and all the professionals involved to ensure you get the business finance you need, when you need it.

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Corina Inverno York

It was a pleasure to meet Adrian and he certainly knows his stuff. Would recommend. Thank you for getting us the right mortgage for us.

Liam Leeds

Fantastic service ! When no one could help me, Acorn managed to me the lending needed.

Alison Davis Carlisle

We purchased our freehouse 12 years ago with help from Acorn. They were exceedingly helpful in taking us through the entire process which as we were completely new to the industry was an immense help.

After dealing with several below par brokers I luckily found Paul at Acorn finance who from the very start went above and beyond to make sure I got to where I needed to be. Never was I waiting around for a reply or things to move forward – Paul would always reply/update the very same day a query was made – which in my experience is very rare! Can’t recommend Acorn enough – a long drawn out annoying situation became easy and streamlined as soon as I found Acorn. 5* service

Well prepared finance application and assistance during the process of gaining finance for the purchase of owner occupied property.

Anonymous Margate

Arranged funding for our B&B. Great service. I won’t hesitate to recommend Acorn.finance to anyone who needs Commercial Mortgage.

Jillie Bristol

I got the best deal and the best service!