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Funding to Support Employee Ownership Trusts with Oliver Wilson


Funding to Support Employee Ownership Trusts with Oliver Wilson

By , March 17, 2023



With 20 years of experience in a variety of corporate banking, alternative credit, sponsor buyout, and asset-based lending roles, Oliver has extensive knowledge of how to support SMEs with a range of funding needs, including transitions to Employee Ownership. Oliver also has direct experience owning and running a business so has a unique insight into the challenges facing businesses.

Oliver has been with Shawbrook for 4.5 years and is responsible for its Commercial Loan proposition, as well as leading its Corporate Lending business across the London, South, and South West regions. This encompasses driving the origination and execution of both cashflow and asset-based lending transactions to support growth, MBO, acquisition and refinance in the South SME market.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. What are the key considerations when assessing an employee ownership transaction for lending?

2. How can businesses prepare to secure funding for an employee ownership transaction?

3. What makes an employee ownership transaction attractive to lenders?

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If you would like to learn more about how to start preparing your business, then you can get more information here: It All Begins with Insights.

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.