About Blaise Commercial Finance
Blaise Commercial Finance is a firm of commercial finance brokers with considerable experience in the Commercial & Corporate banking sector
The expert team has a wealth of knowledge gained from working in the UK’s largest banks and know what is required by the banks to ensure the best outcome for your business
We undertake a thorough review with our clients to understand their business and develop a plan to support their financial needs. Finding the right solution for your business can be a complicated & time consuming process with lots of lenders in the marketplace; we will undertake all of the work for you to allow you to continue to focus on your business
Meet the Team
Aled Morris ACIB – Director
Aled has worked across a number of lenders before moving into the commercial finance arena. His experience covers a range of sectors and finance requirements, with a focus latterly in the real estate and development market. Since joining Blaise Commercial Finance he has worked on a number of schemes from care facilities for older people, through commercial investment property portfolios to a focus in the purpose built student accommodation market. His deep network of professionals across the south west allows him to call upon a wealth of experience to assist clients.
Living near the Blaise Castle estate in North Bristol means lots of adventurous walks for his cocker spaniels Pele & Blake, when not renovating his home/project!
Jay Greatley PcertB – Director
Jay has been operating independently as a business consultant for the past 4 years having previously worked for 10 years at Barclays as a Relationship Director. He is an experienced lender having completed numerous business and property lending transactions at the bank and supporting clients over the last 4 years with their banking & finance. Jay is passionate about supporting SME businesses and has the skillset to add value with structuring suitable lending proposals.
Away from work, Jay is a very proud father to two daughters. He is a very keen golfer and lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan.
Matthew Wykes – Business Development Director – Midlands Area
Matthew is a specialist in property funding with over 17 years’ experience of supporting developers and investors; he joined Blaise Commercial Finance in April 2017 representing the Midlands region. He joins the firm with almost 30 years of banking experience behind him having worked for NatWest and Secure Trust Bank in the Birmingham area. His focus is primarily on the Real Estate market, which he knows well and he is currently working with a number of clients and funders in this sector.
When not in work, Matt is a busy husband and father of four, who occasionally manages to find time to add to his stress whilst watching his beloved Birmingham City FC !!
Rakhee Ledder – Business Development Director
Rakhee joined Blaise Commercial Finance in December 2018. Her background is Leverage Fina nce Capital Markets at Investment Banks such as BNP Paribas, RBS, Fortis and ABN Amro. Rakhee’s exposure to Development Financing has evolved over the last few years through her direct involvement in schemes such as luxury student builds in the Midlands.
Outside of work, Rakhee tries to make it to the gym whenever she can and is kept busy by her young twin girls
Nicola Mapp – Compliance Officer
Nicola undertakes our compliance function and brings with her over 15 years banking experience, having worked in relationship management in both property finance and trading businesses latterly with The Co-operative Bank in the Bristol and South West area.
Outside of work, Nicola can usually be found in the gym or running around after her very energetic young daughter.