25 January 2019

Ana Veloso and her Partner Peter Burke formed Langaria Financial Brokers in July 2018 to provide Intermediary services for business loans working as an Accredited Representative of the White Rose Group, Accredited Financial Brokers.

Langaria work with business clients in a friendly, open and honest way to understand their requirements for business loans before completing detailed research on their behalf to identify the best loan options for them. Through their wholistic consultancy approach they offer 30 services including brokerage for commercial mortgages, buy to lets, bridging loans and asset finance.

Ana was seeking support to improve their sales and find new customers alongside their marketing, but due to the business working in the financial sector they had previously been unable to access funded support schemes due to eligibility.

Ana discovered the Growth Hub service when looking for alternative sources of business advice in Somerset on the Somerset County Council website. Following contact with the Growth Hub via our online enquiry form Ana was matched to the Growth Hub’s Growth Support Service which can provide face to face business support to businesses that are ineligible for other support programmes. Ana was introduced to Growth Hub Business Adviser, Nevelle Marchent within just a few days. Nevelle is one of a carefully selected network of experienced business advisers that deliver the Growth Hub’s Growth Support Service.

Ana said “The meeting with Nevelle was arranged very quickly and he was really helpful. He took the time to understand the business and our objectives and following his analysis was able to make useful recommendations about our activities, many of which we have already implemented such as improvements to our company website”

Following the one to one session Nevelle created a practical action plan for Langaria, that they are working through.

Ana continues “The actions we decided on with Nevelle’s support are practical and achievable, we have already completed a leaflet drop to businesses within a 10-mile radius and we look forward to seeing fruition from that activity.

The improvements we have made to the website have given our service a more personal feel with details about me and Peter communicating our integrity and values when supporting our clients.  The financial sector can be confusing and daunting for some and we want our clients to know we are here to help them understand the best options for them in their unique circumstances.”

Langaria are now back in contact with the Growth Hub to get updates on any digital marketing workshops they can attend to carry on upskilling themselves in this area to the benefit of the business.

To find out how the Growth Hub can provide a package of tailored support for your business contact them us on 03456 047 047 or get in touch today via this website. If you are based in Devon or Somerset and have been told you are ineligible for funded business support in the past it’s likely our team will be able to help you.

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