Directors

The Company has three Directors, all of whom have have considerable experience in the cleantech energy market in the UK and further afield.

Trevor Finlay

Trevor is a non-executive director of Secured Lending Limited. Trevor has over 20 years of experience in the business finance sector. Trevor is the founder and managing director of Vision Asset Finance as a specialist arranger of asset finance to businesses and organisations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In the energy sector, Trevor has arranged and managed funding for biomass and solar projects since 2012, including over £10m for rooftop solar in Northern Ireland. 

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Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes is a director of Secured Lending. Michael is also a director of Armstrong Capital Management which he joined in 2018. Prior to this Michael was a Partner at Downing LLP where he focused on investments in the energy, leisure and lending sectors. Michael was previously a divisional director at Close Brothers with a focus on funds investing in pan-European real estate.

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Gerry Swarbrick

Gerry is a non-executive director of Secured Lending Limited. Gerry has 40 years experience in the UK energy sector, including key roles at British Gas and SWEB. Gerry is the owner and managing director of energy consultancy, Ark Energy Limited, which he established in 2002. Ark Energy is a specialist renewable energy consultancy providing specialist advice to businesses and investors in the wind, solar, waste to energy sectors. Gerry was a founding member of the Renewable Energy Association.

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Malcolm Moss

Malcolm is a Director of Secured Lending as well as a Founding Partner of Beringea. Over the last 20 years he has been responsible for the growth, development and management of the private equity business of Beringea in both the UK and the USA, and sits on the investment committee of Beringea's four other venture capital funds and as a non-executive director on several portfolio company boards. He is also a board member of ProVen VCT plc, ProVen Growth & Income VCT plc and ProVen Planned Exit VCT plc.

Prior to founding Beringea, Malcolm gained Europe-wide industrial, planning and analytical experience in healthcare, engineering and financial services with Baxter International, Uniroyal Inc. and Lloyds TSB Group.

Malcolm has a MBA from Kingston Business School and a degree in Business Studies.

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Our Portfolio

Secured Lending existing loan portfolio is across the leisure, real estate and solar sectors.  Secured lending has provided loans in excess of £29 million since it was established in 2014 with no loan defaults in that time.

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