Happy 10th Birthday!
It would seem only yesterday that three rather 'misguided' friends and colleagues would set up a little business in the hamlet of Framingham Pigot with the key aim of helping other businesses grow.
10 years has passed in the blink of an eye, and yet the learning will be forever, the brows are now furrowed, the hair a little greyer (or considerably thinner - you know who you are), and the experience has been truly life-changing.
On Friday 14th October 2016, our team, our partners and our families celebrated a decade of development, hard work, and yes, some success.
A year in which we became Business Moneyfacts national award winners and were appointed to the membership of the Future50 in recognition of our innovation and growth potential, is also a year in which we have taken on 6 new team members, and achieved our best performance of our short history.
This performance not only reflects our own income growth but also represents the record amounts of lending we have facilitated to our business communities, thus continuing to realise our primary objectives in helping to drive growth, acquisitions, innovation, and jobs.
I would like to thank all of my colleagues, friends and families who shared the evening with us to make our celebration a very proud and special one for Ian, Nick, and me.
I would also like to sincerely thanks Richard, Sue, Lauren, Kate, Ed and all the staff at the wonderful Park Farm Hotel in Hethersett, for their professionalism, dedication, and warmth.
As we look to the next decade, we are excited about what we have achieved so far, and what the future holds for our growing business.
Tomorrow we welcome our newest team member, John Dunmall (ex-Barclays Bank), while we continue to work with three others to enhance the diversity of our skills and strengthen our geographical coverage.
Thank you to our customers, colleagues and professional partners for your decade of support.