We provide an independent, bespoke and expert service to any SME importing or exporting and requiring trade finance support.
Our International Trade offering is focused on providing strategic, independent, “best” advice support to clients in international trade.
We advise on financial products and services that facilitate trade flows and transactions between importers and exporters, and source funding for the resulting trade cycle.
The service is bespoke because every client is different, and we establish and incorporate those specific needs and requirements in our solutions.
We operate a very hands-on approach, working with our clients all the way through the process, and help to mitigate any risks.
Our extensive knowledge of the international trade finance market is matched by an unrivalled access to sources of finance.
We have a highly experienced team with a proven track record and are used to managing complex deals
Our services include:
International trade strategy
Import and Export guidance
Trade and structured finance solutions
Links to specialist funders including currency management
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We are totally independent in our advice and offerings so that we have no conflicts or bias
We take the time to understand and analyse the business and its people, and create bespoke solutions to meet their needs
For funding advice, we offer truly independent whole of market access and we work with more than 250 funders across all types of business finance
Clients deal direct with senior professionals who are experts in their field to provide long term value solutions
We always use the Best Advice Principle to help our clients, and act as trusted advisors for them
The Rug Seller - Daniel Prendergast
“The team at Snowball has provided invaluable support to me, allowing me to control growth in my business during a challenging time in the market. Alwin and Peter have been able to help me in a number of areas from strategy, HR, consultancy and accounting. Their work has resulted in actionable tasks to streamline operations and increase revenues in the business.”
Inspired Life Ltd – Lucy Martin
Speaking about the £8.2m funding package for Telford Court, an 85-bed care home, which specialises in dementia and mental health care, which was arranged and negotiated by Snowball,
“Peter Black has been instrumental in making both (finance and refinance) deals happen and remains closely involved with our business as we look to the future.”
AMP Athletic - Steve Mellor
“Peter helped create the share structure along with the SEIS and EIS applications for our cap raise of £700k. Peter made the process seamless and easy for me to contact him throughout the fundraise and was always on hand and acted as good council as and when it was needed.
Peter also liaised with the legal team on my behalf during the writing of both the Shareholder and Subscription Agreements.
Since then I have spoken to Peter on a number of occasions for advice relating to CBILs applications, Future Funds and the BBLS. He is always happy to offer good and impartial advice on a number of financial topics.
I would strongly advise using Peter and Snowball.”
Cheltenham Property Group - Jonathon West
“Snowball assisted us in the funding of three commercial properties in 2019. Peter identified a great lender for us and guided us through the process step by step. The team at Snowball were always excellent in chasing up any queries we had with the lender and Peter would regularly update us with progress reports.
Before we approached Peter last year we had struggled to get the terms we wanted from the high street banks. Snowball has access to a whole market of lenders we had been unaware of and it took no time at all for us to get a suitable lender lined up.
For our funding requirements for 2020 we have gone straight back to Peter who is now our go-to person for all finance requirements.”
Keenrick Ltd – Chris Chawner
“We would like to express just how impressed we have been with Snowball. We have found them to be both efficient and extremely knowledgeable in the funding market, in fact they were the only company after trying several other financial institutions, that managed to get us the funding for an £8m development.
Peter Black attended countless funding meetings and provided expertise and guidance through the many pitfalls in order to achieve a deal that suited all parties.
The quality, accuracy and detail of their financial projections have been superb and greatly appreciated by the funders.
We would certainly retain them for any future expansion.”
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