Banks get plenty of flak for failing to lend to small firms, but Rollem’s managing director, Stuart Murphy, is full of praise for his firm’s bankers, HSBC.
“We are well backed by HSBC. They have been fabulous in supporting us,” he says.
Funding goalposts may have moved and businesses may now need to convince people at regional and national level that the bank’s investment will be safe, but Stuart Murphy believes that funding is still available if a business is solid and has a good plan.
“If you have got a good business, with a good business plan, you can get access to finance,” he says.