As businesses evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead, having the right funding partner is imperative.

Business today is characterised by relentless change. At Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending (ABL) our main focus is on delivering funding for SMEs and mid‐market corporates.

We deliver creative deal structures to tight timeframes and support businesses throughout their lifecycles, helping them drive continued success. We pride ourselves on strong, established relationships with key business introducers, including leading corporate advisory, accountancy firms and private equity houses.

You can contact the Arbuthnot Commercial ABL team at

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Arbuthnot really seemed to grasp the whole thing. They came in incredibly quickly and understood what we wanted…To actually speak to the people you were dealing with, they took an interest in what you did and you had a relationship with them. That’s what it’s like with Arbuthnot and I think that’s really important.

–Tim Angel CBE, Chairman, Angels Costumes
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As businesses evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead, having the right funding partner is imperative. 

We typically provide financing from £1m to £15m on a wide range of ABL facilities:

  • Invoice discounting
  • Stock finance
  • Property
  • Plant and Machinery 
  • Cash flow

To support acquisitions, refinancing, cash-out and turnaround scenarios. 

Smart Relationships

Your relationship with us is built on trust and understanding. The personal chemistry between you and our senior team, and our ability to work expertly to support each climate in meeting their growth ambitions.

By being there for our clients, listening carefully to gain a deep understanding of their objectives and keeping our promises, we are committed to delivering one distinctive experience – a feeling that “no one connects with me like Arbuthnot.”

You can contact the Arbuthnot Commercial ABL team at

Meet the team

Tim Hawkins, Managing Director

Prior to founding Arbuthnot Commercial ABL, Tim was the managing director of Shawbrook Bank’s Regional Business Centres across the UK.  A co-founder of private equity backed Centric Commercial Finance; the business was sold to Shawbrook in 2014. Recognised for leading high performing teams and delivering some of the most innovative, high profile transactions in the market, Tim is a pioneer of the asset-based lending industry in the UK. He has a strong track record of driving business growth over the past 25 years in a number of executive roles, including Commercial Director at Centric Commercial Finance and Managing Director at GE Commercial Finance.

+44 (0)1293 227450

+44 (0)7825 805662

Tim Hawkins

Andrew Rutherford, Commercial Director

A multi award‐winning asset-based lending professional, Andrew has gained a depth of experience whilst working as Regional Managing Director at Shawbrook Bank, Co- Founder at Centric and business development roles at GMAC and GE.

Andrew structures and delivers working capital solutions for SMEs and Mid‐Market companies for MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions and refinancing’s. 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.

+44 (0)1293 227455

+44 (0)7825 805663

Andrew Rutherford

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.

+44 (0)1293 227452

+44 (0)7760 714780


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James Shaw

Your regional contacts

James Marler

Director, Business Development
(London & South East)

07741 148364


Keith Rose

Director, Business Development
(Midlands and South West)

07973 912611


Josh Thorneycroft

Director, Business Development
(Thames Valley & London)

07423 655 297

Joe Taviner

Director, Business Development
(North West)

07341 479 334


Richard Ackers

Director, Business Development
(North East)

07741 162590



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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.


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