How time flies...20 years ago, in August 1998, in a small office in Milton Keynes, and a team of just 4 people, Calverton Finance opened its doors to the world of invoice finance.
With a belief that SMEs should be supported with tailored, flexible and cost effective cashflow solutions; delivered through outstanding customer service, Mark Byrne, Managing Director, founded Calverton Finance.
In the first instance we focused on invoice factoring, and over time developed our offering to extend into confidential invoice discounting and selective invoice factoring, as well as Bad Debt Protection, ICON (In Case of Need) and our outstanding PayFactory facilities a few years later.
Who would have known that our company would successfully compete with the big banks, and whose service ethics would be envied across the industry? Well actually, we did, because we are driven by integrity, honesty and a passion to support SMEs to grow and thrive.
And now, celebrating our 20th year anniversary, we’re stronger than ever!
Increasing our Client numbers by 1000%, we have grown from just 30 Clients in that first year to now serving over 300 SMEs, up and down the UK.
We are not only award winning, with a team of over 45 staff and two offices – one in Milton Keynes and one in Gatwick, West Sussex, we also boast the highest client retention rates in the business.
As well as boasting the highest client retention rates in the industry, we also hold some impressive staff retention figures too, with the longest serving member of staff, Julie Martin, working with us for a staggering 18 years; whilst our senior management team have been with us for over 12 years.
With core values that centre on not being the biggest but the best, service is at the heart of our success, which is why we have won product and service awards and have been nominated in prestigious honours.
Speaking about our 20th anniversary milestone, our Directors say;
“I have never felt so proud. My mission from day one was to provide services that would ‘help businesses to build grow and thrive’ and over the years we have seen so many client success stories.
We have also seen some incredible milestones along the way; creating our PayFactory product and developing the Calverton Business Support team, opening our second office in Gatwick and our latest venture, becoming an accredited lender for the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme created by the British Business Bank. We couldn’t have done it without the continued support from our amazing staff and I am so grateful to them all for buying into our vision of providing the best service levels in the industry” - Mark Byrne, Managing Director, Calverton Finance.
“Our continuous strength, not just as a business ourselves, but the growth of our clients, comes from our team’s hard work and motivation. As a Director of a Calverton Finance, I am proud to present our facilities to new clients and evolve our facilities to our existing clients; knowing that we are giving them sustainable cashflow and working capital, assisting in both their profitability and growth expectations" - Sharon Simpson, Sales Director, Calverton Finance.