Acacia Associates Limited

Helping a building surveyor access CBILS growth funding

Acacia Associates is a building surveying company working for a diverse group of private and commercial clients. Find out why Acacia came to us to help raise funding during the COVID crisis.

Highlights

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undisclosed CBILS funding raised from Royal Bank of Scotland

Challenge

Established in 2014 by Mark Harvey, Acacia Associates is a building surveying company working for a diverse group of private and commercial clients including homebuyers, insurers and housing developers. Its projects cover residential, commercial, industrial, education, leisure and insurance sectors.

In April, COVID-19 brought the property market to a standstill which had an immediate impact on Acacia’s operations and cashflow. As construction sites closed due to social distancing, Acacia was unable to achieve a contractual milestone. Subsequently, a milestone payment was delayed preventing essential cashflow into the business.

Solution

Preparation

Getting a deep understanding of the business as well as the financial impact in a short space of time was essential for a speedy outcome. We engaged with Acacia’s owners and condensed a lot of management information into a concise lender presentation pack.

Financial Modelling

Presenting an accurate financial forecast to Acacia’s lender was critical to a successful outcome. We built a 24-month financial model to ensure the lender had all the essential information to make a funding decision.

Relationship Management

To allow Acacia’s owners to focus on running the business, we engaged directly with the primary lender and chased critical timelines to ensure an efficient workflow.

Results

Through our support, the Royal Bank of Scotland approved an undisclosed loan allowing Acacia to continue with its contractual obligations, achieve key milestones and return its trading to a near normal level.

testimonial

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From the initial call to Rick, through the process with Daisy, the service was slick, coherent, and simple. A special commendation for Daisy - top professional work!"
Mark Harvey
Founder, Acacia Associates Limited
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