FOLK2FOLK appoints new boss and doubles the size of its board

Friday 27th September 2019 – FOLK2FOLK, the multi-award-winning Peer-to-Peer lending platform for local, rural and SME businesses is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Roy Warren as its new Managing Director and the addition of four new members to its board. FOLK2FOLK, who spearhead The Local Lending Movement, is the third largest peer-to-peer lender… Continue reading FOLK2FOLK appoints new boss and doubles the size of its board

FOLK2FOLK eyes bridging market

Roy Warren, FOLK2FOLK’s Managing Director, was recently interviewed by Bridging & Commercial Magazine. Read what he had to say about our current business focus via Bridging & Commercial.   

FOLK2FOLK Appoints New Introducer Engagement Manager

FOLK2FOLK, the national award-winning peer-to-peer lending platform has announced the appointment of Carlton Hammond as Introducer Engagement Manager. Based at the company’s head office in Cornwall, Carlton brings more than seven years of relevant financial services experience, stretching across a wide variety of sectors including agriculture, general business and residential and commercial real estate. In this new role, Carlton will focus… Continue reading FOLK2FOLK Appoints New Introducer Engagement Manager

LEP appoints rural and small business champions to the board

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board. They are farmer and agri-food specialist Clare Parnell from St Minver near Wadebridge, and Louis Mathers who is the co-founder of Cornwall-based peer-to-peer business lender FOLK2FOLK and a property solicitor. Both join the LEP board with… Continue reading LEP appoints rural and small business champions to the board

FOLK2FOLK lending tops £250 million

FOLK2FOLK, the multi-award-winning Peer-to-Peer lending platform for local, rural and SME businesses, has now surpassed £250 million in lending providing a valuable source of capital to hundreds of businesses across the UK. FOLK2FOLK is the third largest peer-to-peer lender to business in the UK in terms of money lent (source: AltFi UK Volume Index). By… Continue reading FOLK2FOLK lending tops £250 million

Are Devon and Cornwall’s dairy businesses ‘Fit4Business’ as Brexit looms?

FOLK2FOLK, the South West’s multi-award-winning Peer-to-Peer lending company is hosting two ‘Fit4Business’ seminars this month aimed at Dairy Farmers, asking “Is your Dairy Business Sustainable?”. The seminars are being held in partnership with Mole Valley Farmers. The question is increasingly pertinent. The summer may have been glorious for those businesses engaged in tourism, but it… Continue reading Are Devon and Cornwall’s dairy businesses ‘Fit4Business’ as Brexit looms?

Final chance for rural businesses to obtain LEADER Funding in Cornwall

At a recent LEADER funding information evening hosted by multi-award-winning Cornish peer-to-peer lending company FOLK2FOLK, rural businesses were warned that time was running out to apply for LEADER Funding, one of the last EU grants available. LEADER funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers seeking funding for projects that create… Continue reading Final chance for rural businesses to obtain LEADER Funding in Cornwall

Cornwall rural businesses to potentially miss out on one of the last chances to secure European capital funding, warns FOLK2FOLK

Closeup of an old keyhole with key on a wooden antique door

A total of £138 million in LEADER funding is available to rural businesses across England between 2015 and 2020, but the grants are not being applied for due to lack of awareness and lack of initial finance for projects that LEADER funding aims to reimburse, according to Ian Bell OBE, Head of Farm & Rural… Continue reading Cornwall rural businesses to potentially miss out on one of the last chances to secure European capital funding, warns FOLK2FOLK