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Client success stories

We’ve been in business a long time and have been able to help clients across all sectors with their business, commercial and property finance.

How have we raised finance for businesses like yours? We have written some successful completed cases about our clients and their financial journeys.

“We liked it so much, we bought the Company”

Mark Blackley is a long-time motorcycle enthusiast so when he told his wife Emily that he was popping out to look at a bike, she wasn’t surprised…but she was amazed when he returned saying that he wanted to buy the business!

Once the initial shock had worn off, the couple discussed the idea at length and thought “let’s go for it!”

Armed with strong CVs (Mark ‘s background in the motor trade in particular) and a robust business plan, prepared in consultation with a recommended accountant, the Blackleys looked to the lending market but couldn’t find a bank to whom they could even put their proposal. “Bizarrely,” said Emily, “there was more enthusiasm for start-ups than for the purchase of an existing, profitable business”

Paul Collins of Miller Commercial, agent for the business, kindly recommended Conrad Robins at ASC Finance for Business and he arranged an early Zoom meeting to hear their plans

Conrad was impressed by the couple’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the project and their comprehensive business plan and armed with his extensive market knowledge, he swiftly identified a suitable lending partner- ironically a high street bank- who were delighted to offer competitive terms for a loan.

“Conrad was incredibly helpful and working with him just seemed right”, says Emily. “He was knowledgeable and straight-talking and always there to answer our questions”.

With the ASC team coordinating the various professionals involved, the purchase of the business proceeded smoothly, as indeed did the take-over of Cornwall Kawasaki by the Blackleys. Mark is in charge of sales, parts and the workshop and Emily looking after the accounts, payroll and the back- office organisation.

As first-time business owners, Mark and Emily are delighted with the seamless transition since taking over and the business is trading very well, in line with the business plan or even exceeding projections.

Conrad commented “Emily and Mark were great Clients to work with. I’m delighted to see them as business owner-operators in their own right!”

Dare I say that this is yet another example of how ASC continue to be Leaders of the Pack.

(To find out more, contact  just don’t offer to buy the business!)

Why ASC?

We treat you as an individual and not as a form filling robot – and we won’t put you through to a call-centre.

You can speak to an experienced local finance director who has the knowledge and ability to make decisions. There is no obligation to discuss your project with us, so contact your local director today for a free consultation.