Who are you?
real5 Finance are a commercial finance broker with a difference – we aim to make commercial finance easy to access and easy to understand.
How did the business come about?
After working in the finance industry for a number of years I become disillusioned with a number if aspects. Firstly the lack of transparency with funders and clients in terms of fees and charges and jargon.
Funders expect clients to understand terminology and the various processes for different forms of finance.
My aim is to make whatever finance a client needs easy to understand and ensure it does what they need it too at a cost that is reasonable and that they are aware of from day one.
A lot of brokers simply introduce clients to funders and leave it there, my approach is to understand the business, its needs and take the reins so the only thing a client needs to do is sign the documentation and receive the funds.
How long has your business been in existence?
We have been trading for just under 12 months.
How many people do you employ?
I grew up in Warrington and continue to work here.
Warrington is position uniquely between two of the UK’s biggest cities and has amazing transport links making it an ideal base for the North West providing me great coverage in the region.
Warrington has a massive potential to be a standout town and this campaign is brilliant for raising awareness to the businesses in our town so people don’t need to look outside of it.
What job or achievement makes you most proud?
I was able to help a charity secure £100,000 worth of funding to help them develop a website and marketing material to raise awareness and increase their visibility.
Who are the people most important in life to you?
My wife and children – Maddie who is 11 and an aspiring West End actress and George who is 8 and loves Lizards and rugby league!
Tell us one interesting thing about you that people might not know?
I have recently began breeding Crested Geckos if anyone fancies a lizard!
What is your ‘get through lockdown tip’?
Lockdown is unprecedented there has never been a better time to spend time with your loved ones and do things that we don’t usually have time too! This sounds awful but its a reality of modern life.
This might be a time your kids always remember because of the memories you make with them!
Like a 1:1 with Mike?