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Commercial and Business Finance in Borders

It pays to know your area when looking for business, commercial or property finance. With ASC, you can be sure that we have local knowledge. From our office in Edinburgh, we help clients all over The Borders get the finance they need.

About Alison

I am an experienced business finance broker and qualified Chartered Accountant, working across Scotland with offices in Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow. I have many years’ experience in helping SME owners get access to the commercial, business and property finance markets in Scotland.

My team and I work with clients across sectors, handling finances so you can focus on your projects. We have notable specialties in the leisure and property sectors. We’ve helped B&Bs, hotels and caravan parks obtain commercial finance and arranged refinancing for restaurants and cafes across Scotland. We’ve also helped multiple Scottish property developers finance a wide range of projects.

No two business loans are ever the same, but with ASC you can rely on my expertise. I’m no ordinary broker, I’m a business owner too – which means I’m uniquely positioned to help get the finance you need.

Alison's success stories

  • Secured finance for a start-up smoked fish company in Glasgow to purchase property and equipment

  • Assisted many client’s making lifestyle changes when relocating to rural Scotland including a hotel in Argyll & Bute, an art gallery in Aberfeldy and a cafe/gift shop on the North Coast 500

  • Raised asset finance for businesses including a trampoline park and a cafe in Edinburgh

  • Property development finance for an affordable housing project in Fife

  • Helped a number of business buy the premises they have been renting including £100k for a tailors in Perth and £60k for a barber in Stirling


  • “We really appreciate all the help and support that you gave us on our first foray into commercial finance. We could not have done it without your help. So thank you!”

    Mr Hussain
  • “Alison’s expertise was vital to us. The difference between the service we received from her, and trying to deal with our bank was invaluable”

    P. Fletcher
  • “Thank you for assisting us in raising finance to buy our shop. It was the first time we have raised commercial finance, and if we are ever looking to buy another retail unit, ASC will be our first call”

    S. Singh
  • When we needed finance for a property development we were looking to do, we were grateful to be introduced to Alison. She was able to understand what our key requirements were and was able to secure us finance with a lender, on favourable terms”

    M Brown
  • "Thanks very much Alison. The arranging of the loan was significantly easier than I had thought and is a credit to you and the team, so thank you very much.

    I will definitely be using ASC again and look forward to touching base in the near future about buying the next building…. "

    A Leitch

Areas covered

  • Borders

  • Galashiels

  • Melrose

  • Kelso

  • Peebles