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New debt advisory firm launches to help SMEs grow

(left to right) Marie Nicholl, Andrew Walls and Mel Hird.

Fresh Thinking Capital has launched a new debt advisory business to help SMEs find the financial support they need to grow. The new company, Fresh Thinking Advisory, will help companies seeking a wide range of funding options up to £100m.

Fresh Thinking Advisory offers impartial debt advisory services. The firm provides a whole market debt advisory offering and uses its expertise and network to help clients raise debt funding. It uses a network of trusted specialists and alternative lenders developed over decades.

Commenting on the launch Mel Hird, director of Fresh Thinking Advisory, said: “Now more than ever, it’s essential for management teams to find partners who can understand their business and find the proper support at the right time. At the heart of what we do are the personal relationships we build and the deep understanding that comes with working with clients and funders to provide the best funding solution.

“We bring a lifetime of experience in helping companies find the funding and support they need. It was a natural evolution to launch a dedicated advisory service that compliments the existing skills and expertise of Fresh Thinking Capital for businesses beyond our existing clients.”


Fresh Thinking Advisory also helps companies with corporate debt restructuring with help to manage existing funders and business planning.

The management team brings decades of experience to the new business and insight on how to help companies expand rapidly with the correct funding in place.

Fresh Think Advisory has partnered with London-based debt advisory firm, Altenburg Advisory, to provide a premium debt advisory offering to UK trading businesses, lenders and property owners looking to raise debt funding. The partnership with Altenburg Advisory grew from a long-standing relationship between both teams.

Mel Hird concluded: “The business environment is changing faster than ever, and companies see challenges and opportunities in equal measure. We aim to help management teams navigate the changes and have the backing they need to develop and grow.”