The Funding Network Team

The leadership team is headed by two experienced chartered accountants with many years of experience in this industry.

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Harry Midgley

harrymidgley@ffbn.co.uk

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a member of the Institute of Taxation I spent 10 years in private practice eventually with my own practice.

I also wrote a weekly column in a national daily on tax and investment matters.

I was also instrumental in setting up a substantial financial advisory business which went on to be the largest independent financial advisor in Manchester.

Industry beckoned and a spell in the leisure industry as development director of Pontin Leisure Group was very exciting and rewarding. This lead on to a colleague and I buying a stake in a fully listed PLC where I eventually became CEO and took it on to be the best performing small company on the Stock Exchange one year

I was also  Chairman of a listed fund management company.

Latterly I have been involved in corporate finance advisory work and fund raising for companies both here and in Spain.

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Robert Williams

robertwilliams@ffbn.co.uk

Robert qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a big 4 international accountancy firm. Latterly he headed the Merseyside office of the world number 6 accountancy firm. Robert has been running his own advisory company in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions since 2000 together with a commercial finance brokerage. In his 25 plus year career in corporate finance Robert has worked on very many transactions and deals across the UK, Europe both East and West, USA and Australia, with deal size ranging from £30,000 of funding to over £300 million.

An economics graduate with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree Robert also holds the post qualification specialist Corporate Finance qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been a trainer on the CF final qualification course.

As a member of the Expert Witness Institute in the area of Valuations Robert regularly advises the courts on the valuation of the Companies, Shares, Businesses or Partnerships.

Our Brokerage Team

Our brokers have years of business experience in a multitude of business sectors and are trained to an expert level via our PTA Training programme.

Karl Lee

Mobile: 07828 581573

karllee@ffbn.co.uk

Karl’s career began as a young professional in the management offices of one of the world’s leading ICT Plc’s were he cut his teeth working on numerous multi-million pound service contracts for some of the globes biggest companies .

As a business minded Information Technology professional Karl gained a wealth of experience during this time and went on to start his own IT services company in 2008.

To date this company still provides top quality ICT services for SME’s and Plc sized clients nationwide.

Having a passion for all things business and a strong service provisioning background Karl, eager to find new ways of diversifying his talents began a rewarding career in the commercial finance industry as a broker raising tailored finance solutions for SME’s in the south east of England.

 

Luke Norbury

Office: 01904 599899

Lukenorbury@ffbn.co.uk

After studying at Edinburgh University, Luke went on to join the corporate finance team at UBS in London. He then moved to an equity research role within UBS where he specialised in the telecoms sector and in particular mobile operators throughout Europe.

Luke left UBS to complete an MBA at Warwick Business School and then joined the commercial finance team at BT plc. In 2009 he left BT to set up his own business and established a home care franchise in York. He remains as owner and director of this business, but has combined his background in finance with his experience as a business owner to help other SMEs in and around Yorkshire find the right funding options through FFBN.

 

Rod Morris

Mobile: 07734 254854

Rodmorris@ffbn.co.uk

Rod is from Liverpool and after studying Economics at the University College of North Wales qualified as a Chartered Accountant with one of the Big four accounting practises. Rod then continued to work within the Accounting profession specialising in the audit of large and medium sized corporates before moving into Commerce and Industry.  Rod has held a number of senior management roles of a General and Financial nature within a variety of sectors including Transport, Education, Property Development, Healthcare and Support Services. During his varied career Rod has gained significant experience of mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, start- ups, raising finance, re-structuring as well as business planning. In his new role with FFBN Rod is keen to ensure that all businesses whatever the stage of their development  are able to obtain access to appropriate  finance in order to continue their growth and development.

 

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Gary Doyle

Mobile: 07984 634336

Garydoyle@ffbn.co.uk

Following a successful career in commercial banking with the Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of SME business clients, Gary retrained as a financial markets trader and successfully launched a start-up proprietary trading business which he ran for two years before selling his share in the company. Gary is passionate about helping businesses to maintain their profile, success and plan for the future through providing bespoke finance solutions and is committed to using his experience to support SME businesses.

 

Andy McLintock

Mobile: 07955 276931

Andymclintock@ffbn.co.uk

Andy has many years’ experience in financial services, including small cap investment management and stockbroking and has worked on numerous deals both public and private either on the analysis or structuring side. He is keen to ensure the right kind of funding is identified by getting to know your business and allow management to execute on growth plans and drive profitability.  

Associates

Our associates span the length of the country and have backgrounds in large scale residential developments, business Insurance and consultancy for SME’s and include members of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Russell Hargreaves

Mobile:

Russellhargreaves@ffbn.co.uk

Ashley Josephs

Mobile:

Ashleyjosephs@ffbn.co.uk

 

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