Who we are

Supporting SMEs with professional and transparent finance consultancy and solutions

Consistently providing innovative funding solutions for SMEs

Corporate and Commercial Business Solutions Group (CCBSG) has its roots in providing innovative funding solutions for SME businesses in an ever changing funding landscape.

Traditional sources and forms of funding do not always provide the desired level of facilities needed by growing businesses, so they need to cast their net a little wider, but often are unsure as to where to look. Fortunately, there is ‘credit appetite’ from lenders who are keen to assist. Having launched CCBSG in 2014 it became apparent that SME’s were not only looking for help with their funding solutions, but were also keen to have wider support and so we have extended our offering across three areas, Funding, Advisory and Investment. This gives us the opportunity to help businesses, not only with their funding, but with additional business consultancy services. Our move to www.ccbsg.co.uk allows us to showcase our wider Group offering. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more.

Meet the team

Peter Cromarty

Managing Director

Peter has more than 30 years experience in asset based lending and corporate and commercial banking in the SME and mid-corporate markets. In 2014 having worked for some of the world’s major financial institutions, Peter founded CCBS as a brokerage to help SME and mid-corporate businesses find their way through the ever changing world of commercial lending. This has evolved into Peter assisting businesses in other advisory capacities particularly around cash and receivables management and sales and marketing.

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Matt Lister

Operations Director

Matt is a commercial funding specialist with wide ranging experience from commercial banking, working capital, asset finance and property finance. He has developed very close relationships with a diverse panel of funders UK wide, and has a detailed knowledge of lender appetite and ability to deliver. Matt strives to understand the key drivers to any lending request so that we can align the right funder for the right situation and therefore satisfies the customers needs. This can only be achieved by keeping up to date with lending criteria of mainstream banks and the ever-changing fintech funding landscape.

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Andrea Cummings

Director of CC Recovery Solutions Ltd

Andrea leads the commercial debt recovery and outsourced credit control arm of the group. With over 20 years of experience working for asset based lenders and accountancy firms, she is well placed to advise on commercial debt recovery and assist with credit control processes and effectiveness. This has proven to increase realisations for clients, lenders and creditors alike. Andrea’s other business interests are in property and real estate management which gives valuable additional experience to the wider team.

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Graeme Harrison

Business Development Director

Graeme has a wide range of experience across working capital solutions, international trade finance and corporate and commercial banking. He spearheads the business development strategy throughout CCBS, leading our intermediary relationships and overseeing our marketing approach. Having always operated in the business development and senior management arena, Graeme has valuable experience in structuring funding facilities for customers across the SME and Mid-Corporate markets, and is also well placed to assist clients with improving their receivables management processes.

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Steve Foley

Relationship Development Director

Steven is a banking professional with more than 35 years of banking experience dealing directly with businesses within the SME space. His honest, hardworking and conscientious approach has elevated Steven to one of the leading commercial bankers in the North East. Steven is responsible for the development of our existing client retention strategy and supporting our strategic partnerships. His extensive banking experience and allows us to add greater value when looking at cashflow and mezzanine facilities.

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Rachel Chambers

Development Lead

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in senior positions predominantly in the energy, transport and engineering sectors, working with all sizes of organisations from large corporates to SMEs. She specialises in delivering strategic projects; bringing together partners and funders to support companies to grow, innovate and expand. Rachel’s passion and drive to create opportunities for SMEs and help them to grow sustainably and strategically aligns perfectly with what we’re all about here at CCBS, and her experience in advanced manufacturing, green energy and renewables is ideal for leading the expansion of our services in the Tees Valley and Durham area.  

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Aimee Philipson

Marketing Lead

Aimee is responsible for driving our communications strategy across all of our marketing channels. She is responsible for all of our creative content and works with the wider CCBS Group to ensure that all of our clients and intermediaries are kept totally up to date. Aimee is intrinsic to our digital marketing identity and is a key member of our team.

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What our clients say

“I have worked with Peter, Matt & Graeme on different deals & in all instances have found them to be professional, courteous & very good at liaising between client & lender to ensure deals complete in a timely manner. Great guys to work with.”

“We deal with the full team at CCBS and their clients, always a first class experience, always understand what the clients needs are and help shape the solution.”

“Very knowledgeable people, full information provided to fully assess a business.”