Richard Pepler, Chief Executive, Ultimate Finance
Julian Stafford is an exemplary professional; efficient and tenacious. Ultimate Finance plc has worked together with Julian and his team on a number of financial projects for businesses in distress and he is always focused to the extreme, empathetic with the business owners great thinker ‘outside of the box’. Julian clearly has an astute mind, is a quick thinker and I have seen him always ‘under promised and over deliver’. His integrity and ethicality is quite frankly second to none and his company shows maturity of unquestionable advice far exceeding the time it has been in business. I can, without hesitation, strongly recommend Commercial Finance Services Limited to anyone wishing to do business with it.
Graham Plater, Regional Director, Bibby Financial Services
Julian Stafford has become an important player in the marketplace, specialising particularly in arranging Invoice Finance facilities for under pressure and distressed businesses. A professional service is provided and a number of excellent results have been achieved, supporting not only individual businesses but UK plc as a whole.
Ian Robbins, Managing Director, Ashley Commercial Finance
Julian Stafford has consistently provided us with well packaged leads that have been thoroughly researched and give us the confidence to proceed to the proposal stage. Julian has a complete understanding of our industry and is able to package a business into an acceptable lending proposition. In the current financial climate businesses with even a small amount of adverse credit find it extremely difficult to obtain financial backing. We have found that Commercial Finance Services have a unique talent to see through obstacles to lending and can often put up persuasive suggestions to push a deal through.
Rob Horton, Partner, Bridge Recovery
Julian Stafford was instrumental in obtaining acquisition and working capital funding for the MBO team of a struggling £3.5M turnover drainage contractor based in Hampshire. As a direct consequence of Julian’s dynamic and imaginative approach, bringing in a new debt funder and enhanced asset finance facilities to complement the incumbent funder, it was possible to save the business and the jobs of 38 employees. Julian demonstrated real appetite for the deal and tenacity in assembling an effective financing solution, generating a positive outcome for the company, its workforce and funders, and the administration estate. We look forward to furthering our relationship with them.
Paul Appleton, Managing Partner, David Rubins And Partners
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the work we have done together over the last 12 months. Certainly your enthusiasm and efficiency helped to turn parlous financial situations into positive ways forward, and the funding you helped find for businesses has ultimately resulted in jobs being preserved and stakeholders returns being enhanced considerably. You are always readily available, no matter the hour, and this pro-activeness has helped me tremendously in being able to achieve the goals I have set in certain situations. Thanks for everything and I hope that our relationship continues to flourish in this extremely difficult economic climate.
Dennis Pym, Regional Director, Sme Invoice Finance
Following the successful conclusion of a recent project I would like to thank Julian for the introduction to the transaction and for your help throughout the negotiations. This was not a straight forward deal and we have been impressed with your professionalism throughout, from the initial comprehensive briefing, the balanced manner in which you helped the parties get through the issues which might have caused it to stall, to your ongoing tenacity to ensure satisfactory completion. This was undoubtedly helped by your extensive experience about invoice finance and asset finance and your knowledge of the suppliers in our market place. I look forward to completing many further transactions with you.
John Benner, Finance Director, Igf
Julian and the team have incredible experience at structuring financial packages for businesses, from simple vanilla finance to multi asset facilities they can do it, but Commercial Finance Services is more than just a broker, the key difference for us at IGF is the speed with which they can make a deal happen and more importantly the effort in matching the funder to the business so that everyone gets the right partner – this is fundamental to building relationships that survive the tough times and flourish in the good times.