Meet our customers

From bustling bars and buzzing brasseries to contemporary city apartments and carbon-zero care villages, hear our customers’ success stories and find out how we're empowering trailblazing businesses across the UK.

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Fund & speciality finance

Meet Jo and Andrew, Chief Executive and COO of Frogmore

We spoke to Jo Allen and Andrew Rogers, Chief Executive and COO respectively of Frogmore, who specialise in UK real estate investment and private equity fund management. As the business is often buying multiple assets and having complex funding needs, they found it difficult to find a lender that both understood their needs and was willing to work with them. OakNorth’s open minded approach and the access given to the credit committee allowed them to ask the right questions and for funding to be processed when they needed it.

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Senior living

Meet Chris Mitchell, Chairman of Park Lane Healthcare

Park Lane Healthcare Chairman Chris Mitchell shares his experience with securing a loan, and how he went to Oaknorth because it was formed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. He explains about how the ‘priceless’ opportunity to speak to the entire lending committee as well as the uniquely quick turnaround times made the difference for his ‘caring-first’ care business.

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Hospitality

Meet Alex Shamash, Director of OB Capital

OB Capital Director Alex Shamash was able to make the switch from tech to hotels with a loan from OakNorth. Here’s why he loves our ‘by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs’ approach to lending for his exciting new venture creating an iconic London hotel by restoring an historic building a stone’s throw from the Old Bailey.

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Hospitality

Meet Mark Derry, Executive Chair of Brasserie Bar Co.

We sat down with Mark Derry, Executive Chair of Brasserie Blanc to find out how we’ve been able to support the business as it evolved over time. Where other banks were not as generous in the amount they would loan to smaller growing businesses, he tells us about OakNorth’s more open-minded approach to lending needs and how we were able to finance a loan that help them come out of the pandemic stronger than before.

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Real Estate

Meet Ali Reza Ravanshad, Founder of Dandi Group

Ali Reza Ravanshad, founder of London based family office Dandi Group, discusses their business mission and why gaining financial support from OakNorth has made it possible for them to achieve their goals and execute on their dreams.

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Real Estate

Meet Kate Lawlor, CEO of Bruntwood SciTech

Kate Lawlor, CEO of Bruntwood SciTech, the science and tech sector’s leading property provider, sits down with us to discuss how OakNorth was able to support the growth of their footprint in Birmingham and the benefits of discussing their unique borrowing needs direct with our credit committee.

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