New name and new look for 2020

We’re excited to unveil a new name and new look for 2020.

Metis Funding Solutions is an independent broker that offers flexible funding options including asset finance, business loans, bridging loans, property finance and invoice finance to the owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Additionally, it also works with those seeking to launch a venture where a cash injection is all that is stopping them from getting their fledgling businesses of the ground.

Metis Funding Solutions director Paula McDermott said: “This month has seen us emerge with both a new name and a new look, one that sums up our business and the services we offer to firms seeking finance.

“Launched in 2016 as Metis First, the last four years has seen us gain an enviable reputation in the funding market. We are based in York, but have clients the length and breadth of the country.

“We decided the time was right to refresh our business, hence the new name and new look.

“Between us, the Metis team has a wealth of experience in the brokerage and advisory sectors, having worked in some of the country’s major funding companies.

“Working closely with banks, asset-based lenders and finance houses we assist start-ups, SME owners and established businesses. We can always find a solution to a firm’s finance issues.

“Our approach is deliver quality advice and guidance to our clients with a ‘can do, will do’ approach. We pride ourselves on our ‘personal’ touch.”

Paula, who has worked for Alex Lawrie Factors Ltd, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, RBS Invoice Finance, Bibby Financial Services and Ultimate Finance, added: “The traditional days of just going to your Bank Manager for an overdraft are long past, and it can sometimes be a minefield for business owners to know how and where to start looking for finance.

“We understand that funding is often required to take advantage of an opportunity or avert a crisis.”

Further information about Metis Funding Solutions can be found at or by emailing

Picture caption: Paula McDermott & Charlotte Shrimpton of Metis funding Solutions

Published: January 28