Who We Are

Our common sense approach

CASTLE – with 56 years’ experience in supporting companies through business finance, we’re here to help you make your company a success.

Set up in 2016 in the bustling harbourside of Portishead, Castle Business Finance combines the expertise of a leadership team with over 56 years’ combined experience, with the energy and vitality of small, but rapidly growing, company.

We understand the hurdles that you and your business are facing because we’ve been there too.

We know how important it can be to receive clear and sensible finance – and because we’re independent and experienced, we can look at each opportunity on its merits and take a flexible yet considered approach.

We pride ourselves on giving businesses a financial lifeline to help them achieve their goals when they need to. Through a range of financial processes, we can provide you with much-needed capital so you can focus on making your business a success.

Meet The Team

Our friendly team supporting you
Jeremy Coombes Jeremy Coombes Managing Director Email

With 32 years of Commercial Finance experience, Jeremy has founded multiple successful businesses in this sector. This includes Ultimate Finance Group, an AIM listed company that he launched and floated for £2m in 2002, and sold for £48m in 2015. Jeremy’s extensive experience has led him to become skilled in Commercial Lending, Credit Analysis, Corporate Building, Restructuring and raising Venture Capital. A veteran Chief Executive, he elevated through the ranks, maintaining an insightful ability to advise on all elements of Commercial Finance. Jeremy enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children, and indulging his boyish love of fast cars and boats!

Danielle Jewell Danielle Jewell Commercial Director Email

Danielle has been in the Commercial Finance industry for 15 years, joining Ultimate Finance Group Plc as New Business Support Manager and working her way up through the company to Group Commercial Director, where Danielle looked after HR, Sales and Support and Compliance. Danielle enjoys her Commercial Director role at Castle which allows her (as well as the above) to liaise directly with prospects from the moment a lead comes through. Danielle likes to spend her free time, spending time with her husband and daughter, socialising with her friends or going to the gym. Danielle is also very proud of her handbag collection!

Leia Maryon Leia Maryon New Business Manager Email

Leia is one of the first people you’ll be in contact with here at Castle. Leia is our New Business Manager. With over 7 years’ experience, she is the one working hard in the background to make sure that all the finer details are agreed. She is responsible for raising all legal documentation and acting as ‘middle man’ between clients and brokers before handing them over to Daisy and her Op’s team for the day-to-day running of their account. When she’s not in the office, Leia has a keen interest in beauty therapy and photography.

Daisy Nelson Daisy Nelson Operations Manager Email

Daisy has been in the Commercial Finance industry for 7 years, joining Ultimate Finance Group Plc as Client Administrator and working her way up through the company to Client Manager. Daisy looks after the Operational aspects of the business, client relations and manages the operations team. Daisy enjoys the fast-paced role that enables her to liaise with many different business owners and share her knowledge. Daisy understands the importance of work/life balance therefore also loves to travel and spend time with friends and family when she isn’t in work mode. Relaxation is a very healthy part of life.

Nicole Waddon Nicole Waddon Client Executive Email
Molly Chapman Molly Chapman Senior Client Administrator Email
Abby Selway Abby Selway Client Administrator Email
Carolina Shields Carolina Shields Client Administrator Email
Emma Maule Emma Maule Senior Client Administrator Email
Nicole Osborne Nicole Osborne Client Administrator Email
Kerry Taylor Kerry Taylor Cash Allocations Administrator Email
Lisa Morgan Lisa Morgan Sales Support Executive Email