We understand what business owners want is a funding provider who understands them and is flexible to their specific needs. They don’t want funding to feel one size fits all, but to actually take into account what makes them unique as a business. When you take out funding with Fresh Thinking Capital, we take a tailored approach that ensures you have the right funding, when you need it.
Co-Founder & Shareholder
In the early part of Mel’s career she spent 10 years in Restructuring working for Ernst & Young, Kroll and seconded to HSBC Bank for businesses of all sizes across the UK and overseas.
Mel has focussed on investing since 2007 and has co-founded a number of private investment funds where the focus included turnaround and growth capital. Mel has taken non exec roles and equity participation in the various investments.
Co-Founder & Shareholder
Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 and gained experience in restructuring and turnaround whilst also spending 12 months on secondment at RBS. Andrew joined McInnes Corporate Finance in 2006 acting as a lead advisor on a wide range of M&A transactions and subsequently joining a property business as Group Finance Director. In 2012 Andrew joined Seneca to manage a private equity fund which included both turnaround and growth capital investments as well as taking a number of Non-Executive Director roles.
Director of Risk & Operations
Marie brings a wealth of experience having spent over 30 years working within RBS Group supporting and working with SME’s across various specialist and generalist sectors, at both Relationship and Leadership level.
“I love working at Fresh Thinking Capital because having the decision making within house enables us to do the right deals quickly”.
Courtni has years of extensive experience providing executive-level support for SMEs in project management, information security, business operations, HR, and events.
“Fresh Thinking is an amazing place to work with a ‘great can do’ culture that permeates right through the whole business. Being part of a team that truly help each other to achieve the right outcome for the clients is a joy to be part of. “
Group Finance Director
Jane has an honours degree in Business Studies and is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of industries including engineering, textiles, construction and property.
For many years Jane held the role of Finance Director within several businesses, some of which operated internationally and included participating in a Management Buy Out and working closely with the business owners and advisors to achieve successful business acquisitions and sales. More recently Jane has worked as a consultant covering all aspects of finance and administration.
Head of Marketing
With experience in marketing agencies, financial services and the technology sectors, Rory is responsible for all things marketing and communication related at Fresh Thinking Capital.
“My mission is to ensure that the great work Fresh Thinking Capital do with our clients is communicated to the world ensuring we can help more SMEs”.
Having previously obtained experience in start-up business plan consultancy and strategic marketing, Andrew is a key part of the Portfolio Management team at Fresh Thinking Capital. With a focus on ensuring our clients and introducers are looked after before, during and after working with us.
“Taking a positive look at lending by working with clients on a mutually cooperative basis is what I love about FTC.”
One of Fresh Thinking Capitals first employees, from the beginning Niall has shown an innate understanding of how to ensure clients get the best service. Always showing a can-do and enthusiastic attitude, Niall is one of the first ports of call when a client needs some information.
“Fresh is an energetic, friendly and modern lending firm. With a committed team we always do our best to ensure clients get the right outcomes.”