We have struggled for a long period of time to raise the necessary funds to build an extraordinary trining centre in the centre of Norwich to deliver apprenticeships in a vocationaly biased way! We have approaced a number of other funding options including high street banks, governemnt initiatives, grants and private lenders - for which we were turned down as their decisions were purely based on 'paperwork figures' which nearly brought our dream to an abrupt end!
Then we met Adrian!
Adrian turned up at our site the day after we sent him an enquiry email as he wanted to see and get a feel for what we were trying to achieve. During his visit, Adrian spent time talking to the staff, reviewing our forcast and our business plan and learn about what makes us different in our sector!
On the day, Adrian took a risk and provided us with the funding that got us over the line and allowed us to meet our deadline of a september start for most of our apprentices! 6 months down the line and there have been some bumps along the way but Adrian has been part of our successes and downtimes. His personal approach to decision making has restored my faith in the finance sector!
My team and I honestly can not thank Adrian and the team at Chatsbrook enough for what they did in the beginning, what they have done so far and what they aim to support us with as we move forwards and grow the business.