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New appointment sees Bespoke Banking Consultancy going from strength to strength

The Bespoke Banking Consultancy, which takes the hassle out of banking for businesses, is expanding the services it can offer clients, following a major new appointment.

Mark Robinson, former corporate banking relationship director at Lloyds Group, is joining Mark Hartery and Martin Day at the consultancy, as it prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of successfully helping businesses to grow.

Mark is a highly respected and knowledgeable figure in the financial world and the three men have between them more than 100 years of experience in corporate and business banking across all sectors.

Based in Gloucester, the Bespoke Banking Consultancy works with business clients of all sizes, providing sound business and financial advice to overcome the considerable stumbling blocks many business people face when it comes to banking services.

In recent years, there has been a sea change in the banking world with many businesses no longer having access to a relationship manager. The Bespoke Banking Consultancy bridges that gap and, as well as helping business people access borrowing, can assist with business planning, general advice and financial expertise.

Gloucester-born and bred and a former pupil at the city's Sir Thomas Rich's School, Mark Robinson said: "I have known Mark Hartery and Martin Day for many years and between us we have a wealth of experience and contacts in the banking world and beyond.

"I am bringing my corporate banking expertise and breadth of knowledge to the Bespoke Banking Consultancy. Businesses sometimes need a guiding hand. It is about being able to shape their funding requirements.

"We have got the experience because collectively we have come up through the ranks of banking, so we understand all the implications involved."

Mark Hartery said they were delighted to welcome Mark Robinson to Bespoke Banking, which serves clients throughout Gloucestershire and beyond, including the M5 and M4 corridors.

"It has really reinvigorated Bespoke and presents us with a great opportunity to further improve our offering as demand for our services continues to grow," he said. "Mark is well respected across the region and his appointment is a coup for the Bespoke Banking Consultancy.

"We work with business clients of all sizes, enabling them to access the full range of different types of borrowing, from long-term debt to invoice discounting to asset finance.

"One thing we always say to our clients is that we 'speak bank.' We have the ability to go right to the decision makers and talk to them in their language."

It is very easy for businesses to get it wrong when presenting an application to a potential lender. That is where the services and expertise of Bespoke Banking Consultancy can be invaluable.

"The banks have really embraced Bespoke because we are able to present all the information they need on a plate," said Martin Day. "In effect we do all the work."

Clients can use the Bespoke Banking Consultancy on a one-off basis or have continuing access to its services on a retainer basis. With the advantage of being completely independent, the Bespoke Banking Consultancy charges clients a small percentage of the funding it secures, but this can be reduced to zero if the lender pays an introduction fee.

For more details about how the Bespoke Banking Consultancy can help you visit their website or contact any of the team:

Mark Robinson 07739 817447, Martin Day 07775 533725, Mark Hartery 07787 656959 

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