Advantedge exists to help UK businesses achieve their growth ambitions. Our experience, expertise and understanding of what makes business tick means we'll deliver a funding solution that matches your ambitions.
Welcome to Advantedge Commercial Finance
Advantedge are specialists in providing cash flow solutions to UK small and medium-sized businesses to help them grow. Established in 2001, our business has grown to become one of the leading privately-owned invoice finance companies in the UK.
This continuous period of growth means that we are currently providing over £75m of funding support to UK businesses who are seeking flexible and competitive finance.
With regional centres located in the Thames Valley, South Wales & South West, The Midlands, Northern England and Scotland, our local directors have vast experience and expertise in dealing with the issues that growing businesses face across a diverse range of industry sectors.
Why are we different?
We have developed a reputation as a leading independent finance provider, delivering an unrivalled client service together with fair, transparent pricing. We understand that your needs as a business are constantly evolving and that you expect more from your funder today than ever before. We are passionate about providing truly client focused solutions and believe that our approach sets us aside from our competitors. As our Client , you would benefit from:
A dedicated and experienced account manager who is responsible for all aspects of your finance facility
Access to senior level decision makers
An agile approach delivering informed funding decisions quickly and efficiently
A straightforward and easy service delivered by a local team who work to the highest standards
Easy online access that keeps you in control
We pride ourselves on the way we do things and enjoy an enviable reputation for client service. Our levels of client satisfaction are second to none. Let us be the funding partner to your business and give it the advantage it deserves.
Advantedge is a member of UK Finance Association and abides by their Code of Conduct.
Our Leadership Team
Our Group comprises of some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Their expertise and passion for helping companies to achieve their ambitions is the driving force behind our business. You will find our team friendly, approachable and always available to support you every step of the way.
David joined Advantedge as a Director in 2013 and successfully led a management buyout in November 2016. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role having accumulated 27 years’ experience in the finance sector.
Darren joined Advantedge in July 2013. He brings a strong reputation having built up over 30 years of experience and knowledge from within the commercial banking and invoice finance sectors. He joined us from Aldermore Bank, where as Regional Managing Director of Aldermore Invoice Finance his proven success in growing and leading its Manchester team provided the perfect backdrop for his move to Advantedge.
Director – North
Before joining Advantedge in 2007, Neal founded two specialist invoice finance companies serving the wider SME community. Having successfully built these businesses, he joined Advantedge bringing his leading experience and expertise to the team. Neal has spent over 30 years assisting companies with their specific funding challenges through the provision of leasing, banking, invoice finance and asset based lending solutions.
Bryn is a familiar figure across the South West and Wales region having built up a long and established reputation over many years. With experience working for direct funders and also managing his own brokerage, his strength is in carefully assessing and then delivering bespoke funding solutions to his clients. It was during his tenure managing Henry Howard Cashflow Finance that Advantedge bought the business and Bryn’s valuable experience is helping drive further growth in the region.
Regional Managing Director South Wales/South West
Regional Managing Director - Newport
Richard joined Advantedge in 2017, with responsibility for establishing our Scottish operation. With almost two decades of commercial finance experience behind him spanning both invoice and asset finance most notably within Bank of Scotland and latterly at Aldermore Bank, he is perfectly positioned to drive our expansion in Scotland.
Regional Managing Director Scotland
Regional Managing Director - Scotland
The most recent addition to our leadership team, Mark Finn joined Advantedge in March 2021 as Regional Managing Director for our Thames Valley and Southern office.
A consummate professional, Mark has a wealth of industry experience and expertise spanning over two decades in various leadership and senior operational roles; his most recent being Managing Director at Bibby Financial Services, Corporate division. Mark’s enthusiasm and energy is key to driving the continued development and enhancement of our brand across the region.
Regional Managing Director South
Regional Managing Director - South
We take great pride and satisfaction in watching our clients businesses grow with our funding support. That is really all we need.
To win awards and gain further industry recognition is further proof of the quality of our business and the tremendous people that help shape it .
Anne joined Advantedge in May 2017 and was promoted to Group Financial Director in July 2018. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Anne has overall responsibility for the finance and accounting strategy in order to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position.
Group Financial Director
Group Financial Director
Join our team
We are always on the look out for talented and customer/client orientated individuals to join our team. If you are passionate about making a real contribution to our clients success and believe you have got what it takes, then we would love to hear from you.