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John Pickard, joint Managing Director, SL Engineering Ltd.

"Our business had doubled in size over a 3 year period, and the management team realised that the existing financial structure would not support our further planned expansion.

I contacted Streets and Martin Clarke about refinancing, and Martin provided expert advice on both the options and structure of any proposed funding and also on potential funders. He drafted a comprehensive information pack, arranged and handled meetings, advised on selection of funders and was there to deal with all issues as they arose. His experience in the world of banking was very evident, and he was a great support to me in an area to which I had previously had little exposure, making the exercise as painless as possible.

On the personal front, Martin was always professional, helpful and great to work with, keeping closely involved and ensuring the project moved at a good pace through to completion. One thing that I was particularly impressed with was the importance he placed on helping us to select funders that we felt we could work with.

Thank you Martin, I am very pleased to recommend you to other companies requiring such assistance.”

Elton Mason, Managing Director, The Leisure Company (UK) Limited

"Martin and Streets have been invaluable.

The Leisure Company undertook the purchase of its first holiday park in 2018 - a complex £2m transfer between families. Being a very hands on MD, I was concerned as to how I could keep the business ticking along whilst taking large amounts of time to oversee the transaction. Martin took full control from day one: negotiating with Banks, Lawyers and the Vendor to conclude this very intricate transaction and allowing me to concentrate on the day to day running of the existing business.

I cannot recommend the services of Martin & Streets enough"

Nicolas Pond, Eurovalve (UK) Limited

"Streets have been our Company Accountants for many years now, so when I had to make the most important decision in my 20 years of running our business, namely deciding on how to decide upon and execute the most suitable exit strategy, Streets were the obvious choice.

Martin Clarke, with many years’ experience in such matters handled this complex plan with professionalism and a clear understanding not only of my personal requirements, but also the optimum solution for my business.

With attention to extreme detail and a friendly manner, the plan is now signed, sealed and underway so I can now relax in the comfort I personally have the most tax effective solution and my business continues to prosper."

Carl Gilbert, Arraquip Ltd

“When we first explored the opportunity to buy the business we were given guidance from a number of sources. However, Martin Clarke within the Streets team quickly grasped the opportunity before us and was able to lead the transaction on our behalf whilst we concentrated on driving the business forward.

His banking background and as well as his experience was invaluable and enabled us to secure the funding and fulfil our objectives of ultimate ownership.

Thank you Martin”

Mike Quinn, Foresight Group re Ekkosense Ltd

"Neil Gray and the team at Streets advised the Company on our recent investment into Ekkosense.

As ever Neil provided solid commercial advice to the team, which in my view facilitated a smoother process for everyone, and more importantly a great investment.

Having someone involved who can maintain a commercial perspective is key to getting transactions through to a successful completion in my view."

Sophie Collins, Raoul Dowding Veterinary Surgeons

"From September 2014 to the completion of sale of our business in October 2015, Neil Gray handled the transaction with the tenacity of an accountant and assiduity and flair of a businessman. Despite the length of the transaction we were guided with expertise all the way and bolstered by Neil's wealth of experience during the complexities of the deal.

Our objectives were kept at the heart of the proceedings and we were very satisfied with final outcome. I would recommend Street’s Corporate Finance team without hesitation."