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Testimonials

Darren at 2XL Commercial has helped our business move forward enormously in the last 12 months, completing £10m in re-financing, providing some great business advice which has allowed us to raise funds to further develop the business and also save interest on existing borrowing. Darren has extensive knowledge in the lending business and we have found that by using a third party you can get a better deal from the bank. Have a chat with them and see what they can do for you!

Dan Pollock, Director, Kingscrown Properties

Darren gave very clear and concise advice to me regarding products which were available and financial advice. He gathered accurate information about my business and my personal circumstances in order to obtain a satisfactory offer from the lender. I would have no issues with using 2XL again to obtain funding or in recommending 2XL to other organisations.

D.Cox, Fathom Technologies

We cannot emphasise how much help we received from Darren Willoughby. There were many issues regarding completion – none of which were the responsibility of 2XL Commercial but their help meant we had someone on our side to speak with the bank at every step. We are certain that if they had not been as conscientious throughout, the purchase almost certainly would have gone wrong. We would highly recommend Darren and 2XL Commercial to assist with arranging finance to anyone.

Paul Heritage, Party Showroom

My name is Chris Smith and I am a trustee of a pension fund. During 2013 and 2014 I was seeking development finance to build a second warehouse next to the one we had built before, and let. I could not persuade any bank we knew (including HSBC who we had repaid our mortgage with) or Barclays (who knew the tenant) to support this development. Luckily, Alex Brown who represents Mattioli Woods the corporate trustee put me in touch with Darren Willoughby. Darren understood exactly what we were trying to do, and also how to translate this into ‘Bank-speak’ – he also knew who to ask. Darren put me in touch with a lender who looked carefully at the project and managed to get it approved. The circumstances changed but Darren still managed to help us buy one trustee out of the business and will – I am sure – support the new build when we can find a tenant! Darren has been both very proactive, thoroughly professional and extremely supportive of our efforts and we appreciate it very much. If you are looking for funding in the UK in the 21st century, I can’t imagine there are many better than Darren. I could not recommend him more highly. Thank you Darren!

Chris Smith

We are a young business that Darren and his colleagues helped to secure a mortgage at a great rate and term. Throughout the process Darren was in contact keeping me up to date with everything. His service was fantastic, for which we can’t thank him enough. Thanks again Darren

Russell Evans, InkAddiction

Everything has gone through and I now have the keys. Just wanted to offer my thanks once again. I’m thrilled and wanted to share my gratitude. Without your persistence this would not have happened.

Kevin Glover Belper IFS

I would just like to compliment Tim Bamber on a very efficient, honest and professional service. I was provided with updates on a regular basis throughout my application as promised and would recommend Tim to any potential clients.

Skakeel

This was my first experience purchasing a commercial property to facilitate the growth of my company. I had spoken to various brokers and lenders and found the market place was very different to residential mortgages and was receiving a lot of conflicting information. 2XL were referred to me, from the offset I found Darren to be honest, straightforward and he gave me the confidence to move forward with the advice he offered. The service was efficient, friendly and he kept involved directly with the lender and myself which ensured a smooth hassle free purchase from application to completion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Darren and 2XL to anyone needing commercial funding.

Mark Campion, Managing Director, BRC Promotions LTD

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Darren for organising the loan for my development. The banks I deal with through my businesses were not interested in funding this project so I was really pleased that you not only sourced the loan but got me really good terms. Thanks again and I will contact you on my next development.

Andy Goode, ANT Properties

I was badly let down by my current and supposedly ‘specialist’ mortgage lender when I was introduced to Darren and 2XL Commercial Finance. Within a very short period of email exchanges, Darren felt he could rescue the situation and get me the finance I needed to secure my new venture purchase. I must admit I was a bit reserved about his initial optimism, but true to his word he delivered, and secured me the refinancing and all within two months. The icing on the cake with the deal was that he also managed to secure cheaper repayments and better terms than I had previously been paying. Darren succeeded where all others failed.

Anthony McGill, My Top Room Ltd.

Darren at 2XL Commercial has been a hugely influential force in enabling us to purchase our first commercial property. From the outset, he has been positive in all his negotiations with various financial institutions and secured us a great deal. He continued to communicate with estate agents on our behalf and secured the purchase when it was looking doubtful. He has communicated well throughout the process and his no nonsense approach is a refreshing change. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Alan and Alex White, Fresh Logistics

When we approached 2XL Commercial we were unsure of how best to try to finance the new venture. Darren’s advice was incisive and quickly matched us up with a Bank at a very competitive rate. He continued support was invaluable  until the finance arrived.

Andrew Reed, Charnwood Brewery LLP

Darren was recommended to us by our Accountant when we needed to finance a commercial purchase. He quickly came up with the solution and has kept intouch through the purchasing process. We have now completed and pleased with the advice and help received from 2XL Commercial. Will not hesitate to recommend and use their company in the future.

S. Ryatt, Ryatt Optometry

Thank you for the excellent service you provided. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others or to use you again in the future.

Liz Coull, Little Rascals

Thank you very much for your support and understanding throughout this process, it was nice doing business with you all. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and the entire team who worked on this file and I sincerely hope that this is only the beginning of a long business relationship.

Imad Salam, Mayfair Developments

Darren – I am amazed the bank  finally sent the money through and I have the keys to our new commercial site.
Thank you for your support and patience. Without your influence I don’t believe the application would have proceeded to release of funds and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.

Jaklyne Malkin, TRS Motor Sales

I was recently introduced to Darren via an ex colleague, he came highly recommended and delivered an excellent presentation. Darren is very proactive in generating business opportunities and in a short space of time has already introduced me to a great source of referrals. I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.

Deborah Brown, Peter Wilcox Financial Management

I first met Darren in December 2011, and I was very impressed with his presentation – the fact that he was one of the youngest business managers to come out of Lloyds TSB was a big plus! Our relationship with Darren was just excellent; he worked with us through to final completion, finding an excellent deal that freed us from a previous exorbitant deal. When business is comes first as well as customer needs – look no further than Darren! The only bad news this year was that the Wanderers went down, but I am sure Liverpool will do well under new management! Cheers Darren and thanks again for all your hard work.

Andrew Allington, Secretary/Manager at Property Pushers Ltd.

Tim Bamber has introduced to us a steady flow of quality business and has the highest conversion rate of any of our introducers. Tim always gives you a well researched proposal with considered exit strategy.

Bill Taylor, Oakbridge Financial Services

Darren has been a great professional to work with. His knowledge along with his ability to have a no nonsense conversation is refreshingly straightforward. He has introduced us to some very good business clients who we are now working with on a long term project. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren to colleagues and other potential clients.

Mark Richardson, Partner at BB&J

We found Tim’s advice crucial in guiding us through the minefield of ‘commercial funding for small businesses’. He obtained a market leading deal for a commercial mortgage and we found the service that he provided both swift and effective, partnering us with one of the most cost effective deals in the market at the time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tim and the services of 2XL.

Alasdair Scobbie, Managing Director, Media Contact Services Ltd (PR & Marketing Services)

Darren and the team at 2XL Commercial are very professional and focused on achieving the best deals for their clients. I have worked with Darren for a number of years and have found feedback from his clients to be second to none. Both myself personally and on behalf of Hilton Smythe, would strongly recommend anybody seeking commercial funding to speak with Darren and 2XL Commercial.

Gareth Smyth, Managing Director, Hilton Smythe

Tim was the saviour of our student accommodation project, which started just as the banking crisis hit. When our original funders turned sour, he stepped in with an alternative which allowed us to proceed without missing a beat. He‘s continued to be our funding guru ever since!

The Directors, Lower Edge Developments Limited, Huddersfield.

I met Darren at a networking event and have since got to work with him on a couple of matters. At Josiah Hincks, we work with small and medium sized businesses on all kinds of commercial property and business/corporate matters and I’d happily recommend Darren to my clients looking to finance such deals. Like me, Darren comes accross as no nonsense and results driven. Darren’s confidence and passion comes across strong and my clients seem to like that approach to business.

Steven Mather, Dispute Resolution Partner & Accredited Mediator, Josiah Hincks Solicitors

The service which we have received from your firm is outstanding. Your expertise in to the financial world is second to none. Your firm successfully meet all my needs and demands. Arya Group is looking forward to continue to use 2xl commercial services for the years to come.

Sal Arya, Arya Group

I have been delighted with the excellent service Darren has delivered to a number of Investment Sense clients. Two of our core client groups, business owners and SIPP investors, often need to arrange commercial finance. Since the credit crunch this has clearly been harder, however I have been impressed with Darren’s ability to suggest solutions to problems, only possible with an in-depth knowledge of the commercial finance market, which Darren clearly has. If you are looking for commercial finance have no hesitation in recommending Darren, he’ll do a great job and is clearly focused on providing an outcome that will delight his clients.

Phil Bray, Marketing Manager, Investment Sense

We have always been happy to refer all our commercial funding enquiries to Tim and 2XL Commercial. We know our clients will be looked after by true professionals, who will provide forthright advice based on many years of experience and specialist knowledge of the industry.

Tim Boddy, Director, Moneysworth Ltd.

Darren is commercially focused and with great enthusiasm. His professional and personable approach makes it a pleasure to do business with him.

Michelle Pendergast, Financial Accountant, Peel Holdings.

Tim Bamber was recommended to me by an estate agent who manages my portfolio of properties. I approached Tim and requested him to arrange finance to facilitate the purchase of a large block of residential flats. Tim made himself available for an early meeting at my home and arranged the finance via Lloyds TSB. He had full understanding of the nature of my needs, completed all the paperwork for me and submitted the application. The finance was quickly processed and Tim kept me advised throughout. I would highly recommend Tim and would definitely contact him again for any similar finance.

Ivor Rowe, Link2Legal Ltd.

Darren provides an excellent hands on service for his clients, customers and mutal business partners.

Ashley Cooper, Owner, Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors

Darren sorted out the refinancing of our business, where two others had failed to deliver a cost effective solution in a reasonable time scale. In three months we had completed the deal, which to be honest we had virtually given up on as a bad job, as it had dragged on for 18 months. He kept us informed at every stage of the process and worked on our behalf tirelessly with Santander, to complete the deal. I cannot recommend him and his company highly enough, and should we ever need any further finance, he would be my first port of call. When others say it can’t be done or will take too long, to work for you, get in touch with Darren Willoughby at 2XL Commercial finance.

David Willans, Director, Great Northern Inns Ltd.

I have recently completed my first deal with Darren. He was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He is passionate about getting the right results for his clients, and will work hard to resolve any issues and get the deal through smoothly.

Sarah Bryant, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate Banking

Darren is a highly motivated professional with great integrity who has always delivered excellent results. I have recommended Darren on a number of occassions to my clients and they also agree with me that he is a real asset to his industry, he’s a friendly and honest guy and hope he has a very succesful future.

Angelo Calabrese, Independent Insurance Consultant, Chase Templeton Ltd.

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