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Developing UK Businesses with
Import Finance Solutions

Unique as the only independent commercial import finance Firm in the UK focused on imports, importers and international trade into the UK.

Able to finance any type of import, of any value from any origin, clients range from:

  • UK importers, (e.g. wholesalers, retailers, resellers, distributors, manufacturers & ecommerce traders); and
  • Overseas exporters seeking to develop or expand trade with the UK.

Prospective clients come to me as they cannot get Government support, (which is export focused),
or traditional Bank support for reasons ranging from deal size, trade structure, speed of decision or finance amount.

Paul Jolley

Import Finance Specialist

“A career spanning over 30 years in international trade.

First as an officer in the Merchant Navy gaining in depth practical understanding of shipping, freight, port operations, cargo documentation, documentary credit, customs requirements and containerisation.

Then leaving the sea with degrees and post graduate diplomas in business, commercial law and finance, I’ve held a range of commercial positions all of them creating, developing and building international trading businesses.

Experiencing how Government and financial institutions focused on exports & supporting exporters that left importers to “cobble together” finance solutions often inappropriate to their trading needs prompted me to start Ashwood Partnerships.

Formed to provide a whole of market, unbiased, independent Firm delivering finance solutions that, by understanding both how UK businesses and international import trade operate, are practical, workable, scalable and affordable solutions.

Ultimately I work for you not any lender and my mission is to help your Business to thrive.”


Cash Flow Issues

The time lag between ordering, payment and receiving your goods ready to sell, causes cash flow issues.

Loss of Opportunity

A lack of stock can lead to missed opportunities. The more stock you have, the more you can sell.

Banks not Interested

Importers struggle to get support from the banks as they aren’t interested in financing smaller deals less than £250,000 in value.


I can help with any import
finance challenge.

Our clients are typically involved in one or more of the following activities and need import finance to start, grow, expand or diversify their international trade.

However, if you don't see your company activity described below then simply contact me for a chat about your business development ambitions and specific circumstances.

UK Companies importing products for onward wholesale or retail sale, (Business to Business or Business to Consumer sales)

UK Companies importing components for use within their own manufacturing process or onward wholesale or retail sale.

Overseas Companies exporting into the UK whose UK customers, wholesalers or resellers require a finance solution

UK Companies importing equipment or machinery from overseas for "own use" and require the entire international supply chain financing.

UK Companies serving niche sectors, (e.g. Subsea engineering), that cross-trade specialist equipment internationally.

UK Companies importing equipment or machinery from overseas for distribution or re-sale and require both import finance for their own use and asset finance solutions for their UK customers

Import Finance Solutions

Any type of import of any value can be financed. Choosing the right solution is the challenge

Imported Asset Finance

Importing equipment or machinery? All forms of finance available including deposit finance

Import Business Loans

Suitable for any type of import & a vast range of short to long term choice

Import Debt Factoring

Use the value of your invoices to pay for imports or improve cash flow

A personal service delivering practical
tailored import finance solutions

No call centre, automated Q&A or chat bots here! The personal service and process I’ll take you through will deliver a tailored funding solution that fits your Business and in particular will be:

  • practical
  • workable
  • scalable
  • affordable

Make an enquiry and I’ll start with a no obligation conversation enabling me to fully understand you, your Business and importantly what you do, how you do it and who you do it for.

Fiercely independent with access to the entire commercial finance market every solution I propose will be completely without bias, supported by formal commercial expertise and underpinned with 30 years’ international experience creating and developing business.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting my website.

The Process

Simply put, my ethos and in everything I do is to put your Business first and funding second so that the import finance solution fits your business and aspirations not the other way around.

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Paul Jolley,
Import Finance Specialist

“Not just a broker! I am an international business developer as well as an import finance specialist thus able to apply a holistic approach to your business. Different because I work for you not any lender, all suggestions and solutions will enable your business to grow”