Manchester Based SME funders are backing Love Lending Week!

  • Anil Kanda
  • 04 Nov, 2014

Local commercial finance lender of 21 years, Ashley Business Finance, is joining other finance brokers and lenders to launch ‘Love Lending Week’ – a campaign to promote financial support for  businesses. The campaign, launched by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB), will run from 3rd to 7th of November.

Love Lending Week will celebrate the success and great work of small businesses as well as the lenders and financial brokers who provide crucial support in helping local companies grow. Championing the work for Manchester, Ashley Business Finance is joining forces with finance experts across the country to encourage small business lending.

“Often, small business owners are unaware of the alternative finance options available to them. We understand the needs of the small business and the difficulties they come across in keeping the day to day cash flowing” comments Jonathan Cranston, chairman of Ashley.

The NACFB is the national trade body for brokers who arrange finance for businesses. Heading up the campaign, Marcus Grimshaw, Chairman of the NACFB said:

“Love Lending Week celebrates the fantastic work that independent brokers and lenders are doing across the country to help small businesses access finance. SMEs often struggle when it comes to securing funding, so it’s really important to spread the message of where local businesses can to look for help – such as the website

“We want to generate awareness about the range of finance options on offer for businesses in the UK and encourage institutions to keep on lending!”

Ashley Business Finance helps all types of businesses, from pubs to publishers, providing finance solutions and support to assist with their growth and development. Examples of the businesses they have supported can be found at together with more information on the alternative funding options that are available.

To find out how to get involved with Love Lending Week and get more information about how you could secure finance for your small business, visit and check out the campaign on Twitter using #LoveLending