We have launched a new asset based lending company for Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd, focused on delivering facilities to SMEs and lower mid-market corporates. Our clients benefit directly from the commerciality, commitment and creativity of a market-independent bank, aligned with the strength, stability and heritage of the Arbuthnot brand.

We provide full asset based lending facilities plus cash flow loans in support of acquisition, refinancing, cash-out and turnaround scenarios. Through the direct involvement of our management team, we deliver creative deal structures to tight timeframes and support businesses throughout their lifecycles, helping them drive their continued success.

Our business has been founded on strong established relationships with key business introducers, including the leading corporate advisory, accountancy firms and Private Equity houses.

You can contact the Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending team at ABL@arbuthnot.co.uk

Meet the team

Tim Hawkins

Managing Director

Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending is led by Tim Hawkins who joins with over 25 years’ experience at the vanguard of the asset based lending industry.  Recognised for leading high performing teams and delivering some of the most innovative, high profile transactions in the market, Tim has a strong track record of driving business growth in a number of executive roles, including Commercial Director at Shawbrook Business Credit and Centric Commercial Finance and Managing Director at GE Commercial Finance.

Andrew Rutherford

Commercial Director

A multi award-winning asset based lending professional, Andrew has a depth of experience gained from leadership roles at Shawbrook, Centric, GMAC and GE. Andrew structures and delivers working capital solutions for SMEs and Mid-Market companies for MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions and refinancings. He is responsible for spearheading key business introducer development, working with Private Equity houses and professional intermediaries to deliver ABL and cashflow lending with the quantum and velocity of funding that today’s M&A market demands.

James Shaw

Operations & Risk Director

James heads up the Operations and Risk function with responsibility for the structuring and approving of new facilities, client management and risk. James has over 25 years’ experience in the asset based lending industry including audit, client management and underwriting. Most recently he has held a number of executive roles including Head of Underwriting at RBS ABL and Risk Director at GE Commercial Finance.

Wendy Parish

Senior Client Manager

Wendy leads the Client and Portfolio Management function. With 22 years in the commercial finance industry, both in the banking and independent sector, Wendy’s experience covers the full asset based lending mix, including facilities secured against receivables, stock, plant and machinery, property and cash flow loans. Previous senior roles include Head of Portfolio for Shawbrook Bank and Senior Client Manager for GE Capital.

James Marler

Director, Business Development

James is an ACA qualified banking and asset based lending professional with evidenced experience in business origination, structure execution and analysis of transactional opportunities and portfolio investments. James brings many years of financial services experience to Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending, gained at Baker Tilly/RSM, BLME, Lloyds Banking Group and latterly Shawbrook Business Credit.

Richard Ackers

Director, Business Development

Richard joins Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending as a dedicated ABL finance professional with over 25 years’ lending and deal execution experience to businesses ranging from SMEs to AIM listed PLCs. He has previously held senior positions in new business origination at providers including GE Capital, Centric Commercial Finance and Shawbrook Bank, delivering a range of transactions, including MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions and refinance, often alongside private equity, high net worth individuals and institutional investors.

Petros Tsacpounidis

New Business Manager

With almost 20 years in the Financial Services sector, having held varying roles at AIG, Goldman Sachs and previously Shawbrook Bank, Petros brings a wealth of experience in delivering business growth to the New Business Team at Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending.

Philip Squire

Senior Underwriter

Phil is a highly respected asset based lending professional and qualified chartered accountant with over 15-years’ experience in managing, underwriting and structuring ABL facilities, principally for UK corporates, with line sizes ranging from £200k up to £200 million. Phil comes to Arbuthnot Commercial ABL with significant industry and product expertise gained at Shawbrook Bank, GE Capital and NMB-Heller.

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Registered in England and Wales no. 10915339. Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending Limited’s registered office is Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London, EC2M 2SN. Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.