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Strategic Partner: Inveniam

As successful specialists within the Commercial Finance sector, we are a well-respected and transparent commercial finance advisory firm. We have all types of clients throughout the country with full access to whole of market mortgages.

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Commercial Expert Limited offers personal service, a professional attitude, a centrally based office, up-to-date technology and a skilled and personable in-house administration team for efficient case handling.Based in County Durham, Commercial Expert Ltd is headed by Michael Coates, whose team has many years’​experience and expertise in financial services and are not only proficient, but successful in the Commercial sector.

Michael Coates

Mike's business acumen first developed whilst working for the family delicatessen business, which he managed for 4 years. He later went on to set up Chestnut Finance Ltd mortgage brokers in 2004, and a few years later saw a move to commercial lending and the current business was born.

Mike is very keen to ensure the high levels of ethics and values with which he was brought up are reflected in his company’s business practices. He is proud to say that every client receives the same high level of care and service regardless of deal size or case complexity.

Commercial Expert Limited have become known for our expertise – the clue’s in the title

We take pride in our extensive knowledge of the market, and that includes awareness of other corporate finance businesses as well as new products and regulations for example.

So, if a client comes to us with a case that requires us to work with a partner to deliver exactly the right expert service, then we’re happy to call upon one of our strategic partners.

Our strategic partners are always teams that we know will work with you as we do – truly understanding your objectives, and delivering exceptional customer service throughout.

Inveniam is one such partner, whose ethos of “I shall either find a way, or make one” speaks our language!

Inveniam Corporate Finance

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Inveniam Corporate Finance assists businesses of all sizes, in all types of situations. Their award winning team has far-reaching capabilities and offers a wide range of services including Corporate Sales, Buy Outs/Buy Ins, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Business/Property Finance Raising.

With their vast experience, a ‘big 4’ heritage, and knowledge of corporate finance, Inveniam help businesses to unlock their potential and achieve their corporate and shareholder goals.

Inveniam ‘s services are particularly valuable to those companies and projects which may not fit the usual scope of traditional funders. They work in imaginative ways, being responsive and agile, whilst maintaining a clear client focus.

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Meet the Director


Lee Humble

Lee is Inveniam’s Corporate Finance Director and a chartered accountant who qualified with PWC in London. Back in the North East, Lee worked for banks, focussing on private equity-led buyouts and turnaround transactions. Since joining Inveniam in 2017, Lee has built a vast contact base which includes high street banks, challenger and second tier banks, private equity, venture capital, specialist tax, trade finance and non-traditional lending.

Lee specialises in asset-based lending

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