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Mike Deacon
  • Name: Mike Deacon
  • Company: Asset Based Finance and Leasing Ltd (ABFL)
  • Profession: Commercial Finance Broker
  • Phone: 07739 329538 / 020 8866 0961
  • Email:

Business Description

ABFL provides Commercial Financial Services Advisory & Arranging. We source and identify funding to meet the needs of all of our customers in the UK and EU. Most forms of commercial debt finance is available, subject to status. As a FCA authorised and regulated credit broker, ABFL offers over 40 years of direct experience. We have access to a range of lenders, both institutional and private, that are ready, willing and able, subject to status to provide funds to UK SME’s to support:

  • Working Capital
  • Business Expansion Funding
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Project Finance

Specialities

All forms of funding available (debt and equity) including, but not limited to:

  • Asset Finance
  • Invoice Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Commercial Loan Finance (including EFG Loans)
  • Property & Development Finance (including Bridging Loans)
  • Stock Finance
  • Trade Finance
  • Equity (to support debt)
  • Power Group Category: Financial & Legal
  • Year joined BNI: 2017
  • Memory hook: If your business needs dough, you know where to go.

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Testimonials

He reacted quickly, and efficiently

I asked Mike to help me identify some solutions to some acquisitions that I was involved with in 2010 and 2011 and his advice and network of contacts, some of whom Mike introduced me to directly, were useful in shaping my thinking and consequent actions regarding the work I had undertaken and was strategising for further work going forward. He reacted quickly, and efficiently and was careful not to over promise and under deliver.

EY IT Advisory Services - Ashley Barlow

It's not what you know, it's who you know

It's not what you know, it's who you know. From an Accountant to an Architect, Printer to a Plumber, Mechanic to a Mortgage Broker, if you need the services of any trade or profession, ask us for a personal recommendation from our network of business contacts - you'll be amazed at who we know. Proud Members of the Business First Chapter of BNI, The World's Biggest Referral Marketing Organisation.

We enjoy working with the ABFL team

Verve Communications has worked with ABFL since 2011 on a range of projects, involving consultancy, stakeholder management and engagement. We enjoy working with the ABFL team and they provide effective and professional services that clients positively respond to.

Clive Caseley and Leon Panitzke Directors - Verve Communications

Mike Deacon makes a significant contribution

My public services team at Geldards has worked with ABFL for a number of years. We have mainly collaborated on Cabinet Office Spin Out and Transformation projects with local authorities and prospective Spin Out teams or entities. ABFL has been an invaluable partner in these projects, taking the lead in relation to the preparation of Business Plans, Financial Modelling and Stakeholder Engagement. Mike Deacon makes a significant contribution to the preparation of Options Appraisals and Marion Deacon has helped to organise and deliver very successful engagement events. We have built a strong partnership with ABFL and they are some of the first people we approach when considering bidding for such projects.

Owen Willcox Partner - Geldards LLP

Mike was invited to hold the Company Secretary

Mike Deacon of ABFL enabled Public Health Action Support Team CIC (PHAST) to become a rounded Social Enterprise organisation to sustain the public health consultancy that we offer to the NHS in the UK. By providing an operational environment and assisting in shaping and organising our processes, the organisation could focus on its core competencies and to grow as a business. Mike was invited to hold the Company Secretary role as we evolved, which he did until November 2010. Mike and Marion Deacon at ABFL continue to provide PHAST with consultancy and project management services.

Dr Catherine Brogan CEO - Public Health Action Support Team CIC

Mike exceeded our expectations

When you’re a small organisation expanding quickly you need to get three things from an investment and loan adviser. The knowledge they are working in your interest, the knowledge and experience to give you the right advice and importantly deliver on the requirement. Mike exceeded our expectations on all three. Mike is now part of our strategic growth thinking. We would not want to make a move without his advice.

Peter Wilks CEO and Senior Vice President - Wovex Ltd