Together hits the headlines in January.
2024 has got off to a great start for Together with media sources throughout the UK featuring stories about how we’ve been helping customers of all sizes access the funds they need to realise their property ambitions.
Early insights from our latest thought leadership report, Opportunities and Outlook: The Future of Commercial Property, have been also been piquing journalistic intrigue, with several industry leading outlets picking up on the findings.
Here’s some of the months’ highlights…
Seeing optimism and opportunities in the Commercial market
Press were keen to hear the first findings of our look into what lies ahead for the commercial property market, following an in-depth study and survey into the sector with the help of leading economist, Rob Thomas.
Commentary ran in the Financial Times Adviser and YourMoney.com detailing how a third of landlords plan to expand throughout 2024 as well as a host of trade titles including Property Reporter, Landlord Today, Bridging and Commercial and more.
Download the full Outlook and Opportunities report now for more insights into future of the commercial market, from the perspective of 500 commercial mortgage holders surveyed.¹
Hurstwood Holdings cement our 15-year strong relationship with large scale acquisition
As a trusted and knowledgeable specialist lender, Together has had the pleasure of working alongside a host of customers on multiple projects over many years, helping them to quickly gain access to the finances they need to take advantage of opportunities and grow their businesses.
One such story hit the headlines when Manchester based Asset Management company, Hurstwood Holdings, completed the acquisition of Aberdeen Energy and Innovation Parks.
Together has been working with Hurstwood Holdings for over 15 years, and in this latest scenario, helped the customer acquire 13 buildings, 120 occupier tenants, and 100 acres of untapped development potential, in light of future demand for commercial property following the government’s plans to grant new North Sea oil and gas licenses.
A flurry of Scottish media detailing the deal credited Together for the funding, including coverage in The Herald, Scottish Financial News, Project Scot and Commercial News Media.
Helping a local small business grow from the living room to the boardroom
Another media win was the story of Freeman’s Accountants, which saw the small business, land column inches in the Oldham Times, as well as key trade titles, Bridging & Commercial and Accountancy Daily. The news demonstrated how the support Together offered to small business owner, Rachel Freeman, by providing a commercial mortgage for office space in Oldham, allowed the business to move out of Rachel’s family home and into their own premises. Since the move, Rachel and her business have gone from strength to strength, increasing both headcount and revenue.
The industry asked…we delivered
The launch of our smaller loan proposition for second charge loans, now available from £20,000, came as welcome news to the trade media, brokers and customers alike.
The Financial Reporter, The Intermediary, Bridging Loan Directory, Mortgage Introducer and Mortgage Solutions were just some of the titles to inform our broker and intermediary partners of our product innovation to help customers with their debt consolidation and home improvement needs.
So a busy January with media endorsement for future market sector thinking, examples of how Together has supported businesses both big and small, and a new product launch is a welcome start to the year as Together continues to help inspire and realise customers’ property ambitions by making finance work.
¹ Research based on a sample of 500 UK respondents (aged 18+) who have taken out a commercial mortgage product in the past with at least 4 properties in their portfolio. Data collected between 4.10.2023 and 13.10.2023.
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