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Commercial and Northern, trading as B-North, is a business lending company that provides financial services. The company uses cloud-based technology along with a decentralized model. In addition, it offers commercial finance broker channel and aims to help SMEs grow and develop.

HQManchester, GB

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)37(+3%)

Key People/Management at B-North

Ron Emerson

Ron Emerson

Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Founder & CEO
Dave Broadbent

Dave Broadbent

Founder & CFO
Nancy Butler

Nancy Butler

Founder & Commercial Director
Jon Hogan

Jon Hogan

Non-Exec Director
Robin Churchouse

Robin Churchouse

Independent Non-Exec Director
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B-North Office Locations

B-North has an office in Manchester
Manchester, GB (HQ)
Manchester One, 53 Portland St
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B-North Financials and Metrics

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B-North total Funding

$3.8 m

B-North latest funding size

$1.2 m

Time since last funding

10 months ago

B-North investors

B-North's latest funding round in October 2020 was reported to be $1.2 m. In total, B-North has raised $3.8 m
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B-North Online and Social Media Presence

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B-North News and Updates

B-North strengthens team with five senior hires

B-North, the Manchester-based challenger building an SME lending bank for the UK has further strengthened its team with five important hires in its finance and risk teams.

B-North adds to ‘Bridge Round’ with overfunded raise

B-North, the Manchester-based firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has so far raised more than £560,000, exceeding the £500,000 target set in an extension of its latest funding round.

B-North partners with Testhouse to ensure banking platform is ready for launch

B-North the Manchester-based firm building an SME lending bank for the UK has partnered with Testhouse, a leading technology quality and reliability consultancy.

LVH to invest £4.45 million in B-North

Estonian financial services firm LVH is to invest £4.45 million in B-North, the Manchester-based firm building a regional SME lending bank for the UK.

LHV Group plans to acquire a share in the financial company B-North

AS LHV Group confirmed a plan to place an investment of £4.455 million in the UK financial undertaking B-North and acquire a share of 9.9% in the company. Prerequisites for the transaction include completing the necessary investment round by the company and granting of a licence from the UK Prudenti…

B-North adds new head of operational risk and compliance

B-North, the Manchester-based firm building a regional SME lending bank for the UK, has appointed Jackie Ewer as Head of Operational Risk & Compliance.
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B-North Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was B-North founded?

    B-North was founded in 2018.

  • Who are B-North key executives?

    B-North's key executives are Ron Emerson, Jonathan Thompson and Dave Broadbent.

  • How many employees does B-North have?

    B-North has 37 employees.

  • Who are B-North competitors?

    Competitors of B-North include PearlPay, Ascend Group and Finalyse.

  • Where is B-North headquarters?

    B-North headquarters is located at Manchester One, 53 Portland St, Manchester.

  • Where are B-North offices?

    B-North has an office in Manchester.

  • How many offices does B-North have?

    B-North has 1 office.