We bring together businesses looking to fund growth, with lenders that have the vision to help them succeed. We believe in entrepreneurs who dream big and want to do more. We’re inspired by brave business men and women whose ambition pushes them to go further.
We see finance as a powerful tool to unlock a small business’s full potential, so we fuel business growth by giving entrepreneurs access to the very best finance the market has to offer. We help businesses go further.
Our values define us. They define how we treat our customers and how we do business. Our values are:
We believe in doing what you say you’re going to do. Our culture is founded on trust, and this comes from honesty, openness and acting with integrity. We’re committed to acting transparently and treating customers fairly.
Life’s complicated. That’s why we work really hard at simplifying complexity to help make our clients’ lives easier. We aim to communicate without jargon; we build simple processes; and we help clients achieve their goals with minimal fuss.
It’s within our DNA to innovate. Much of the commercial finance world is stuck in the last century, so we launched BIZL to bring a breath of fresh air on the market. We’re always looking for better ways to do things.
Josh began his career at NatWest as a business Relationship Manager, working directly with SMEs. He then became a Senior Lending Manager, supporting teams with complex lending cases, before moving on to run the Central London team. In 2015 Josh’s vision to improve the banking industry for small businesses won him the title of Deloitte UK Young Banker of the Year.
Pratik started his career in the RBS Leadership graduate programme. Within the RBS Solutions team he supported innovative and disruptive businesses with their ambitions to partner with the bank through proof of concepts and pilot studies. He moved into a technology-specific relationship management role, working closely with tech businesses across London.
Tony is BIZL’s most experienced member, with 35 years’ banking under his belt. He provides valuable advice and expertise to customers as we help them find the right finance for their business.
Imran strengthens BIZL's sector experience as he comes with a healthcare, franchise and wholesale banking background. Imran has nearly two decades of relationship banking experience from leading commercial banks – RBS and Santander.
James joined us in 2021 and heads up our relationships with referral partners. He's a natural communicator and spends his time nurturing our relationships with existing and prospective partners such as mortgage brokers, accountants and advisers.