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Finance expert Chris Hughes has joined the Franchise Finance team, bringing with him 24 years of experience within the industry.

Before joining Franchise Finance, Hughes worked for NatWest, during which time he spent eight years within the bank’s Central Franchise Team.

Franchise Finance was set up to help prospective franchise owners who have been excepted by a franchisor but need to secure funding. The company manages this application process, developing a template business plan that they know from their experience will tick all the boxes with the banks. They take each approved prospective franchise owner by the hand and professionally prepare them to apply for funding, setting in place a solid personal business plan and training them in how to effectively deliver the application. The franchise owner can then follow their plan to grow their new business.

Stuart Walsh, of Franchise Finance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris Hughes to the team. He is incredibly well respected in the industry and has vast experience in funding applications and business planning. He has handled thousands of applications for NatWest over the past eight years so he knows how a business plan needs to be delivered to succeed in securing the funding required.”


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