The Race to £1bn

An overview of our journey from incepton, all the way to celebrating a fantastic milestone. Lending over £1bn to UK SMEs

The Growth Journey

Best Invoice Finance Provider 2018

The Growth Journey

SME Lender of the Year 2018

The Growth Journey

We're incredibly proud to announce we have reached a significant landmark in the Nucleus growth journey. We've lent over £1bn to UK SMEs in only 7 years. Here we breakdown our journey to this fantastic milestone, charting the significant changes the business has experienced during this time.

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OUR JOURNEY

Since launching Nucleus in 2011 we have been growing our team and product
offering and with your help we will continue to grow in 2018 and beyond.


2011
  • Nucleus began | 3 employees
2012

2013
2014

2015
  • £100m funded
  • RECOGNITION : CICM British Credit Awards Commercial
    Finance Provider of the Year
2016

2017
  • Reached the £500m lent milestone
  • March – Award winner: Excellence in Product Development, Business Money
  • April – PRODUCT LAUNCH: Education Finance
  • May – Award winner: Best SME Lender at the Credit Awards
  • June – Enhanced Asset Based Lending offering – up to £50m
  • September – PRODUCT LAUNCH: Business Cash Advance
  • December: CEO Chirag Shah is awarded UK Corporate Finance CEO of the Year
  • Total lent at end of 2017 = £700m and now over 90 staff
  • Large deal £11m Invoice Finance facility for chemical manufacturer
  • March – Launch of secured loan product to support start-ups
  • April – Reached the £750m lent milestone
  • June – New lower pricing on Bridging loans launched
  • September – Race to £1bn broker competition launched
  • October – The Ultimate Business Guide to Brexit event
  • October – First race winner announced - £950m
  • November – Award winner: Lending Awards – Best Invoice Finance Provider
  • November – Broker portal launch
  • December - Second race winner announced - £975m lent
2018

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    2011
  • Nucleus began | 3 employees
    2015
  • £100m funded
  • RECOGNITION : CICM British Credit Awards Commercial
    Finance Provider of the Year
    2017
  • Reached the £500m lent milestone
  • March – Award winner: Excellence in Product Development, Business Money
  • April – PRODUCT LAUNCH: Education Finance
  • May – Award winner: Best SME Lender at the Credit Awards
  • June – Enhanced Asset Based Lending offering – up to £50m
  • September – PRODUCT LAUNCH: Business Cash Advance
  • December: CEO Chirag Shah is awarded UK Corporate Finance CEO of the Year
  • Total lent at end of 2017 = £700m and now over 90 staff
    2018
  • Large deal £11m Invoice Finance facility for chemical manufacturer
  • March – Launch of secured loan product to support start-ups
  • April – Reached the £750m lent milestone
  • June – New lower pricing on Bridging loans launched
  • September – Race to £1bn broker competition launched
  • October – The Ultimate Business Guide to Brexit event
  • October – First race winner announced - £950m
  • November – Award winner: Lending Awards – Best Invoice Finance Provider
  • November – Broker portal launch
  • December - Second race winner announced - £975m lent
    2019 Top Image

Case Study

Cafe Pacifico

Cafe Pacifio is a thriving Mexican restaurant in the heart of London. After a management buy-out, the new owners wanted to freshen up the interior décor, try out a new menu and build the brand and customer base by attending food fairs across the UK. In the fast-paced restaurant industry they knew they needed a quick and easy solution and our Business Cash Advance product suited their needs perfectly…

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The Nucleus Journey: Past, Present and Future - an Interview with Chirag Shah

We sat down with our CEO, Chirag Shah, to ask him about the Nucleus journey so far, his favourite moments to date and the incredible growth and change that the business has experienced. In light of our most recent accomplishment, £1bn lent to businesses across the UK, Chirag describes his pride in the team for making it happen and looks ahead to the future in 2019 and beyond.

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OUR PRODUCTS

Our range of products means that you will always find a financial solution to suit the needs of your business. Whether that's a secured or unsecured business loan, an invoice finance or asset based facility, or a combination, our experts will get to know your business and deliver a finance solution that fits.

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