ABOUT
ORIGIN FINANCE

At Origin Finance, we do things differently. We understand the pressures that business owners face, and believe that sharing knowledge, nurturing creativity and striving to be the best leads to great things. What motivates us is the desire to help hundreds of thousands of hardworking business owners around the UK… people like you.
 

Our team is made up of commercial finance veterans, each with their own glittering backgrounds. What matters the most to us is ensuring that our customers get the most suitable finance package to enable them to grow and that their experience with us is second to none.
 

We want to break the mould of how businesses connect with lenders and change the way that commercial finance is perceived. Perhaps you’re looking to purchase new equipment to increase productivity. Maybe you’re finally turning your passion into your living. Maybe you’re an established business looking to expand.
 

Whatever your ambitions...

You focus on what you’re good at, we’ll focus on the finance. 

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oUR mISSION

To change how business finance is perceived by UK SMEs. Businesses need the support of real people, not computer algorithms.

OUR APPROACH

To educate rather than sell. Whether we do business with a customer or not, we want to leave them in a more knowledgeable position.

OUR PROMISE

To remain true to our core values by helping businesses understand what finance option is available to them in a clear & upfront manner.

An awesome team, passionate about business finance.

 
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CHRIS MARTIN

Managing Director

I've been arranging finance for over sixteen years. I founded Origin Finance with a view to creating a personable & transparent experience for UK business owners. I'm a big fan of motorsport & once blagged my way onto the Singapore F1 track & completed a lap on a scooter.

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VICKY BARNES

Office Manager

I joined Origin Finance in April 2021 during a career change & wanted to support a growing, local business with a friendly team. Outside of work I can be found in my studio painting & drawing, or experiencing the outdoors for inspiration in my artwork.

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GUY SMITH-SANDYS

Senior Account Manager

I joined Origin Finance in November 2020. Having previously run my own business I really appreciate how important it is to have a broker you can trust to work with as the business grows. In my spare time, I enjoy trying new places to eat & watching the F1.

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WE ARE HIRING

Thinking of starting a career in finance? Origin Finance is a close-knitted team dedicated to helping & supporting our customers & colleagues. If you're interested in joining the team, email Vicky & ask what roles are available!

vicky@originfinance.co.uk

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JAMES GORDON

Account Manager

Known as the ‘Office Cook’ I trained as a professional Chef for 8 years. I then decided to change directions & went on to work for one of the UK's biggest sales teams for 4 years. With that experience, I’m eager to add value to our clients & introducers.

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KAREN JONES

Office Administrator

I joined Origin Finance in May 2022 and it’s a friendly, happy environment. I like to read and enjoy socialising with family and friends and arranging my next getaway.

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NED MARTIN

General Dogsbody

I'm the youngest in the office but have risen quickly due to my many skills including, eating, sleeping & notifying the office when the postie is here. I'm over 10 stone & still sleep with a teddy in my mouth.

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CHARLES DOHERTY

Marketing Manager

I've worked in design & marketing for over 10 years, both SME's & Fortune 500. Keen to find a family environment, I got it with Origin Finance. Nala's my work bestie & at home, I'm a typical geek; gaming, books, films & writing.

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NALA MARTIN

Barketing Manager

I'm a four-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux & love my job in the office. My Dad (Chris) says some of my ideas are 'paw' & my design work is a little 'ruff', But he's not the real boss, I am. Bork off & fetch me another bone.