Our Story

Everyone on the BFM team has worked with or in small and medium businesses for a long time. We know that when these businesses succeed, they create jobs, drive the economy, and support local communities.

And we know that the people who run them are progressive thinkers like us.

Fund Your Future

So, when we say we’re determined, we stand up to make a difference and work hard to make it happen, we think you will know exactly what we mean.

We’re about helping SMEs thrive. At Business Finance Market, nothing is more important.

A strong, successful UK doesn’t start with the government or large corporations. It starts with small and medium sized businesses.

It starts here with businesses like yours, but too often SME owners struggle to find the right lender to support them to deliver their big ideas, and as a result we all lose.

Our mission is to make it easier for SMEs to access the finance they need.

Our business is about finding affordable lending to fund YOUR business.

There are several reasons that successful business owners reach out for our help

Property Purchase, Development and Investment

Contract Fulfilment

Business Growth

Working Capital

Stock and Equipment

E-commerce, Website & Marketing

We’re here when you need us

Craig Iley

A qualified banker, Craig has over 35 years’ experience in business lending and has been at the vanguard of financial sector advances. A key figure in supporting Santander’s British expansion, he co-founded digital challenger bank Atom and B-North, a bank dedicated to SMEs.

Ken Herd

Ken has spent 38 years in Financial Services working in Banks and Building Societies. He also spent 4 years in a multifunctional PLC and most recently is back in Financial Services in Compliance functions (SMF16) in Commercial Finance Broking.

Steven Brown

Steve spent over 20 years working in commercial banking predominantly engaging with SME clients. He then became a director and shareholder of a commercial finance brokerage in 2014, then founded his own commercial brokerage in 2018. He has a breadth of knowledge and experience in successfully arranging finance with lenders for property professionals and SMEs across all sectors.