Reviews and Testimonials of 2XL Commercial Finance

Darren at 2XL Commercial has helped our business move forward enormously in the last 12 months, completing £10m in re-financing, providing some great business advice which has allowed us to raise funds to further develop the business and also save interest on existing borrowing. Darren has extensive knowledge in the lending business and we have found that by using a third party you can get a better deal from the bank. Have a chat with them and see what they can do for you!

Dan Pollock, Director, Kingscrown Properties


Darren gave very clear and concise advice to me regarding products which were available and financial advice. He gathered accurate information about my business and my personal circumstances in order to obtain a satisfactory offer from the lender. I would have no issues with using 2XL again to obtain funding or in recommending 2XL to other organisations.

D.Cox, Fathom Technologies


We cannot emphasise how much help we received from Darren Willoughby. There were many issues regarding completion – none of which were the responsibility of 2XL Commercial but their help meant we had someone on our side to speak with the bank at every step. We are certain that if they had not been as conscientious throughout, the purchase almost certainly would have gone wrong. We would highly recommend Darren and 2XL Commercial to assist with arranging finance to anyone.

Paul Heritage, Party Showroom


My name is Chris Smith and I am a trustee of a pension fund. During 2013 and 2014 I was seeking development finance to build a second warehouse next to the one we had built before, and let. I could not persuade any bank we knew (including HSBC who we had repaid our mortgage with) or Barclays (who knew the tenant) to support this development. Luckily, Alex Brown who represents Mattioli Woods the corporate trustee put me in touch with Darren Willoughby. Darren understood exactly what we were trying to do, and also how to translate this into ‘Bank-speak’ – he also knew who to ask. Darren put me in touch with a lender who looked carefully at the project and managed to get it approved. The circumstances changed but Darren still managed to help us buy one trustee out of the business and will – I am sure – support the new build when we can find a tenant! Darren has been both very proactive, thoroughly professional and extremely supportive of our efforts and we appreciate it very much. If you are looking for funding in the UK in the 21st century, I can’t imagine there are many better than Darren. I could not recommend him more highly. Thank you Darren!

Chris Smith


We are a young business that Darren and his colleagues helped to secure a mortgage at a great rate and term. Throughout the process Darren was in contact keeping me up to date with everything. His service was fantastic, for which we can’t thank him enough. Thanks again Darren

Russell Evans, InkAddiction


Everything has gone through and I now have the keys. Just wanted to offer my thanks once again. I’m thrilled and wanted to share my gratitude. Without your persistence this would not have happened.

Kevin Glover Belper IFS


I would just like to compliment Tim Bamber on a very efficient, honest and professional service. I was provided with updates on a regular basis throughout my application as promised and would recommend Tim to any potential clients.



This was my first experience purchasing a commercial property to facilitate the growth of my company. I had spoken to various brokers and lenders and found the market place was very different to residential mortgages and was receiving a lot of conflicting information. 2XL were referred to me, from the offset I found Darren to be honest, straightforward and he gave me the confidence to move forward with the advice he offered. The service was efficient, friendly and he kept involved directly with the lender and myself which ensured a smooth hassle free purchase from application to completion. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Darren and 2XL to anyone needing commercial funding.

Mark Campion, Managing Director, BRC Promotions LTD


I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Darren for organising the loan for my development. The banks I deal with through my businesses were not interested in funding this project so I was really pleased that you not only sourced the loan but got me really good terms. Thanks again and I will contact you on my next development.

Andy Goode, ANT Properties


I was badly let down by my current and supposedly ‘specialist’ mortgage lender when I was introduced to Darren and 2XL Commercial Finance. Within a very short period of email exchanges, Darren felt he could rescue the situation and get me the finance I needed to secure my new venture purchase. I must admit I was a bit reserved about his initial optimism, but true to his word he delivered, and secured me the refinancing and all within two months. The icing on the cake with the deal was that he also managed to secure cheaper repayments and better terms than I had previously been paying. Darren succeeded where all others failed.

Anthony McGill, My Top Room Ltd.


Darren at 2XL Commercial has been a hugely influential force in enabling us to purchase our first commercial property. From the outset, he has been positive in all his negotiations with various financial institutions and secured us a great deal. He continued to communicate with estate agents on our behalf and secured the purchase when it was looking doubtful. He has communicated well throughout the process and his no nonsense approach is a refreshing change. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Alan and Alex White, Fresh Logistics


When we approached 2XL Commercial we were unsure of how best to try to finance the new venture. Darren’s advice was incisive and quickly matched us up with a Bank at a very competitive rate. He continued support was invaluable  until the finance arrived.

Andrew Reed, Charnwood Brewery LLP


Darren was recommended to us by our Accountant when we needed to finance a commercial purchase. He quickly came up with the solution and has kept intouch through the purchasing process. We have now completed and pleased with the advice and help received from 2XL Commercial. Will not hesitate to recommend and use their company in the future.

S. Ryatt, Ryatt Optometry


Thank you for the excellent service you provided. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others or to use you again in the future.

Liz Coull, Little Rascals


Thank you very much for your support and understanding throughout this process, it was nice doing business with you all. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and the entire team who worked on this file and I sincerely hope that this is only the beginning of a long business relationship.

Imad Salam, Mayfair Developments


Darren – I am amazed the bank  finally sent the money through and I have the keys to our new commercial site. 
Thank you for your support and patience. Without your influence I don't believe the application would have proceeded to release of funds and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.

Jaklyne Malkin, TRS Motor Sales


I was recently introduced to Darren via an ex colleague, he came highly recommended and delivered an excellent presentation. Darren is very proactive in generating business opportunities and in a short space of time has already introduced me to a great source of referrals. I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.

Deborah Brown, Peter Wilcox Financial Management


I first met Darren in December 2011, and I was very impressed with his presentation - the fact that he was one of the youngest business managers to come out of Lloyds TSB was a big plus! Our relationship with Darren was just excellent; he worked with us through to final completion, finding an excellent deal that freed us from a previous exorbitant deal. When business is comes first as well as customer needs – look no further than Darren! The only bad news this year was that the Wanderers went down, but I am sure Liverpool will do well under new management! Cheers Darren and thanks again for all your hard work.

Andrew Allington, Secretary/Manager at Property Pushers Ltd.


Tim Bamber has introduced to us a steady flow of quality business and has the highest conversion rate of any of our introducers. Tim always gives you a well researched proposal with considered exit strategy. 

Bill Taylor, Oakbridge Financial Services


Darren has been a great professional to work with. His knowledge along with his ability to have a no nonsense conversation is refreshingly straightforward. He has introduced us to some very good business clients who we are now working with on a long term project. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren to colleagues and other potential clients.

Mark Richardson, Partner at BB&J


We found Tim’s advice crucial in guiding us through the minefield of ‘commercial funding for small businesses’. He obtained a market leading deal for a commercial mortgage and we found the service that he provided both swift and effective, partnering us with one of the most cost effective deals in the market at the time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tim and the services of 2XL.

Alasdair Scobbie, Managing Director, Media Contact Services Ltd (PR & Marketing Services)


Darren and the team at 2XL Commercial are very professional and focused on achieving the best deals for their clients. I have worked with Darren for a number of years and have found feedback from his clients to be second to none. Both myself personally and on behalf of Hilton Smythe, would strongly recommend anybody seeking commercial funding to speak with Darren and 2XL Commercial.

Gareth Smyth, Managing Director, Hilton Smythe


Tim was the saviour of our student accommodation project, which started just as the banking crisis hit. When our original funders turned sour, he stepped in with an alternative which allowed us to proceed without missing a beat. He‘s continued to be our funding guru ever since!

The Directors, Lower Edge Developments Limited, Huddersfield.


I met Darren at a networking event and have since got to work with him on a couple of matters. At Josiah Hincks, we work with small and medium sized businesses on all kinds of commercial property and business/corporate matters and I'd happily recommend Darren to my clients looking to finance such deals. Like me, Darren comes accross as no nonsense and results driven. Darren's confidence and passion comes across strong and my clients seem to like that approach to business.

Steven Mather, Dispute Resolution Partner & Accredited Mediator, Josiah Hincks Solicitors


The service which we have received from your firm is outstanding. Your expertise in to the financial world is second to none. Your firm successfully meet all my needs and demands. Arya Group is looking forward to continue to use 2xl commercial services for the years to come.

Sal Arya, Arya Group


I have been delighted with the excellent service Darren has delivered to a number of Investment Sense clients. Two of our core client groups, business owners and SIPP investors, often need to arrange commercial finance. Since the credit crunch this has clearly been harder, however I have been impressed with Darren's ability to suggest solutions to problems, only possible with an in-depth knowledge of the commercial finance market, which Darren clearly has. If you are looking for commercial finance have no hesitation in recommending Darren, he'll do a great job and is clearly focused on providing an outcome that will delight his clients.

Phil Bray, Marketing Manager, Investment Sense


We have always been happy to refer all our commercial funding enquiries to Tim and 2XL Commercial. We know our clients will be looked after by true professionals, who will provide forthright advice based on many years of experience and specialist knowledge of the industry.

Tim Boddy, Director, Moneysworth Ltd.


Darren is commercially focused and with great enthusiasm. His professional and personable approach makes it a pleasure to do business with him.

Michelle Pendergast, Financial Accountant, Peel Holdings.


Tim Bamber was recommended to me by an estate agent who manages my portfolio of properties. I approached Tim and requested him to arrange finance to facilitate the purchase of a large block of residential flats. Tim made himself available for an early meeting at my home and arranged the finance via Lloyds TSB. He had full understanding of the nature of my needs, completed all the paperwork for me and submitted the application. The finance was quickly processed and Tim kept me advised throughout. I would highly recommend Tim and would definitely contact him again for any similar finance.

Ivor Rowe, Link2Legal Ltd.


Darren provides an excellent hands on service for his clients, customers and mutal business partners.

Ashley Cooper, Owner, Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors


Darren sorted out the refinancing of our business, where two others had failed to deliver a cost effective solution in a reasonable time scale. In three months we had completed the deal, which to be honest we had virtually given up on as a bad job, as it had dragged on for 18 months. He kept us informed at every stage of the process and worked on our behalf tirelessly with Santander, to complete the deal. I cannot recommend him and his company highly enough, and should we ever need any further finance, he would be my first port of call. When others say it can't be done or will take too long, to work for you, get in touch with Darren Willoughby at 2XL Commercial finance.

David Willans, Director, Great Northern Inns Ltd.


I have recently completed my first deal with Darren. He was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He is passionate about getting the right results for his clients, and will work hard to resolve any issues and get the deal through smoothly.

Sarah Bryant, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate Banking


Darren is a highly motivated professional with great integrity who has always delivered excellent results. I have recommended Darren on a number of occassions to my clients and they also agree with me that he is a real asset to his industry, he's a friendly and honest guy and hope he has a very succesful future.

Angelo Calabrese, Independent Insurance Consultant, Chase Templeton Ltd.


I used Darren’s company back in 2011 for a quite complicated purchase. At all times I found Darren professional, courteous and very very knowledgeable. The contacts he has in the sector are second to none.

Lee Preston, Independent Distributor, Forever Living Products


We had run a two bedroom B&B near Newark, successfully, for about five years and found that we loved the lifestyle. We did not want to “retire” early so decided to buy a larger house to offer more accommodation under one roof. We found The Old Rectory advertised, which seemed ideal as it was already operating as a B&B and it had a large garden ideal for home grown produce. Our house sold quite quickly, but getting a mortgage to buy The Old Rectory was proving to be exasperating. Darren at 2XL Commercial was recommended to us by the vendor’s Estate Agent. Once Darren had our outline Business Plan and Cash Flow projection, he obtained a commercial mortgage offer for us in less than three weeks, from a leading High Street Bank. Darren has helped us every step of the way, by giving advice, regular email and phone contact, in making sure that the mortgage details were complied with and liaising with our Bank, right up to our completion date and moving in. Overall, we had an excellent service from 2XL.

Adrian Brown, The Rectory of St. James


I have worked with Darren on many occasions and have found him to be professional, determined, personable and a can do attitude. He is very pro active in generating business opportunities and can be relied on to managed clients expectations.

Zac Zorno, Underwriter/Case Manager, Bridging Finance Ltd.


I have worked with Darren on various projects over the last year. He has always been a valued partner to our business and someone that I would not hesitate to recommend should any of my clients need funding for their businesses. Darren has the utmost professionalism in his role and always goes the extra mile to ensure a deal is finalised.

James Simmonds, Partner/Owner, UHY Hacker Young


Whenever I have worked with Darren, he has been professional, prompt and he’s always capable of getting the job done... and well!

Ajay Naik, Financial Planning Director, Bankfield Financial Advisers Ltd.


Darren and his partner Tim Bamber at 2XL Commercial are two of the most professional and effective business advisors/brokers in the finance market today. I have known both for over six years since their days with LTSB where they were highly successful business developers – their knowledge, experience and values based approach will ensure the right deal for anyone looking to raise finance (or related support) in today’s market.

Rob Whittaker, CEO, Real World Associates Ltd


We have recommended Darren and 2XL into several clients and contacts who have been looking for finance in this difficult economic climate. Darren has always provided excellent pragmatic advice which has generally led to the clients’ needs being met. If you are looking for business finance I would highly recommend Darren and 2XL.

David Barnett, Owner, Charnwood Accountants


Darren combines a wealth of experience with a professional, straightforward approach that is refreshing. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Russell Dowling, Partner, Josiah Hincks Solicitors


I have had a great working relationship with Darren for over 8 years. He is extremely dedicated and looks at every angle in obtaining the right finance for our clients. I would strongly recommend Darren for all company and personal finance issues.

Jonathan Hall, Owner, Harvey Silver Hodgkinson


I have referred clients to Darren since meeting him 2 months ago as I find him exceptionally knowledgable, in his field and easy to understand. Darren delivers outstanding customer service and is always trustworthy to carry out the actions asked of him. Clients have given me very good feedback from the contact they have had with Darren so far and I would not hesitate to recommend his services in the future.

Ophelia Marshall, Business Development Advisor, NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd


Darren is a first rate commercial finance broker. He is very professional and got us a great offer of finance in a very challenging environment. 

Peter Armistead, Property Investor and Enterpreneur, Armistead Property Limited.


Darren provided an excellent service from start to finish. He was keen to resolve any issues that arose and came up with some innovative ideas. Very personable with detailed knowledge make him an excellent person to know. Thoroughly recommended.

Nick Treadaway, Partner, D E & J Levy.


I would recommended Darren and his company to clients without hesitation.

Tony Harrison, Financial | Business | Lifestyle, The Move Group.


Darren has a very professional relationship with his clients. He has been very pro active in generating business opportunities and can be relied on to have managed clients expertations and has a can do attitude. 

Paul Hughes, Corporate Development Manager, Bridging Finance Ltd.


Darren demonstrates true professionalism with the way he handles his clients finance requirements. He has used our services for certain products which he does not offer himself to ensure that the client is always getting the most appropriate product for their needs without hesitation. He seems to be very well respected by the clients which I have spoken to on his behalf, and I believe that this is the reason for what seems to be a great client loyalty he receives.

Lucy Hodge, Director, Vantage Finance.


Darren is efficient, knowledgeable, accessible and successful! I referred a tricky case that I was working on to him on 3-3-2011 - the bridging finance completed 31-3-2011, leaving me to progress without any further complications. The client was glowing in her feedback too! I would have no hesitation suggesting Darren's services to clients, colleagues, friends or family! Thankyou! 

Scott Batterham, Independent Financial Adviser, Foxbridge Independent Financial Solutions Ltd.


Darren gets results! He turned our failing finance search around in a matter of days and then (unlike nearly everyone else in business these days) he managed and progressed our application all the way through to completion as opposed to simply passing us on to the finance provider after the initial introduction.

Adam Marlow, MD, Marlow Proactive.


Without Darren's hard work, determination, and passion to ensure that results can happen it is fair to say that the recent deal we worked on together would not have completed. I would thoroughly recommend Darren and 2XL Commercial as the ‘full package deal’ Thanks for making it happen. 

Laura West, Chartered Surveyor, FHP Property Consultants.


I would recommend Darren to any business owner seeking secured commercial funding. His range of knowledge & expertise in presenting a business case for property lends, coupled with open & honest advice makes 2XL a very useful addition to any director's toolkit... I would be doing him a disservice if I didn't also mention the colourful character that this "cheeky-chappy" brings with him. It certainly makes dealings all the more entertaining.

Jamie Collier, Sales Manager, Johnson Reed.


Darren was always my preferred choice of lenders when I had to refer clients for business finance. This was due to his knowledge, professionalism and most of all his creative nature to ensure our clients received the best possible deals. I have referred clients and friends to Darren, knowing confidently that they will receive 1st class treatment. I first met Darren whilst he was working for Lloyds TSB and have closely followed his career ever since. It comes as no suprise that 2XL is as successful as it is. A true professional and a good friend. I would never hesitate to recommend him.

Galit Leslie, Area Sales Manager, Regus.


Having worked with Darren for the last six months I have nothing but praise for his enthusiasm, professionalism and the direct and open, honest approach he takes with each and every client.

Graham Smith, Owner, Cunningtons.


Darren and the team at 2XL Commercial have referred some excellent opportunities to us to manage the requirements for swift, quality legal work for their clients. Such clients are always delighted with the service they have received from Darren and his team particularly as to their ability to find solutions to a financing impasse and open doors which appear not to there in these credit restricted times.

Kate Blank, Partner Corporate & Business Services Spearing Waite LLP


Working with Darren shows that there is a great wealth of understanding and can do attitude in the SME market. 2XL Commercial Finance Ltd have been and continue to be really well tuned into the needs of the countries SMEs and entrepreneurs. The professionalism that 2XL bring to any proposition makes dealing with them easy, seemless and timely. All things that we and our customers value!

Mike Kirsopp, Executive Director, Cambridge & Counties Bank


I have come to know Darren well and have found him to be entirely professional. He has the ability to get to the heart of complex transactions and is an extremely creative solutions provider. He is very well connected and tenacious in his approach to supporting clients with whom he quickly establishes a highly effective rapport. Always keeps you advised of progress and is very thorough to ensure success in even the most stretching situations.

Tim Clarke, Fraser Brown Solicitors


I have worked with Darren over the last year and found his overall service to be impressive. There is no doubt his previous banking experience with Lloyds is invaluable and helps him close deals which others cannot. In our case refinance was sought after our company had completed construction of a student accommodation development. Many banks and brokers loved the deal but their terms were unimpressive. After being introduced to Darren, through a mutual friend, we worked hard together to put the deal together and Darren's presentation was excellent. He secured us a deal that shocked other brokers. The same brokers who had repeatedly told me that this was not possible. Lastly, when putting a deal together communication is key. Whether things are going well or not, you just need to know. This is Darren's other strength - he gets back to you via phone or email as soon as he can. When completing a large deal you cannot ask for any more. I have no hesitation recommending Darren.

Alexander Developing Limited.


Darren came highly recommended to me by one of my longstanding clients. Since meeting him, I have been extremely impressed by his market and product knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism and drive. I have no doubt that 2XL will continue to go from strength to strength and I certainly would not have any hesitation in recommending his services to anyone needing help finding commercial funding.

Paul Watson, Innes England


We at Preferred Commercial have no hesitation in recommending 2XL and their unparalleled expertise in the world of commercial finance, a trait which sets them apart from others of their ilk. We admire and recognise 2XL's skill in being able to understand and meet the individual and unique needs of new and existing clients. Darren extends a warm and professional welcome to all and we hold him and 2XL in the highest esteem.

Lisa Mirrelson, Sales Manager, Preferred Commercial


Having worked with Tim on a number of occasions it soon became apparent that he has a great knowledge of his industry. He has a fantastic network of contacts and an innate ability to match my clients requirements to the right provider of finance. I will continue to work with him and have no hesitation in recommending him to my clients.

Simon Owen, DPC Accountants


Darren is a true professional who champions the needs of his customers. We got sound advice from the start and saved money in the process, would recommend to anyone. We received clear communication all the way through and Darren regularly checked to make sure everything was running smoothly for us. 

Mike Dorey


Darren has completed a professional job for my business. Throughout the whole process he has been reassuring and dealt with matters accordingly. Darren got a brilliant deal for me and I would highly recommend any business looking for financial assistance to contact him and his team.

Iqbal Padda, Georgies Plaice Fish and Chip Shop


I have nothing but praise for Darren and the team at 2XL. Despite the well documented difficulty in procuring finance, he once again managed to find an excellent product for a complex property deal. I have no doubt that were it not for Darren’s involvement the transaction would not have completed. With results like this, 2XL will continue to be our go-to choice for commercial and development finance.

Jason Watts, Director, J.M.Watts Commercial Property


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Darren and 2XL Commercial for their help and support over the past few months. Although I have had my own business for 9 years, it was the first time I needed to secure finance to purchase a new premises. Darren was excellent in securing a fantastic deal but also liaising directly with the lender to help facilitate the transaction. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren in the future.

Ian Roberts, Heswall Physiotherapy


I have worked with Darren on a number different projects and on each occasion he has been utterly professional and has a very commercial approach. He is always willing to listen and help – it is never too much trouble. I would certainly recommend that you talk to him first if you need a commercial finance deal.

Nisha Gohel, Spearing Waite Solicitors


I have known Tim Bamber for many years, initially from his commercial banking days. He has a detailed understanding of the commercial funding marketplace and has helped on many occasions put in place facilities for varying projects. I regularly tell people that if Tim says 'it cannot be done' then it can't!  I rely on his knowledge and ability to formulate a lending proposal and prefer him to be involved then to go directly to lenders myself.

Bo Khan, Kingsdean LLP


Darren Willoughby had first come into contact with our company some time ago & after several meetings and presentations Darren's highly motivational and proactive personality, together with his knowledge of the industry became clear. Clearly our two Companies had much in common generating business leads, opportunities that would benefit both our clients, a win win situation. Feedback from our vendors regarding Darren's speed, efficiency, and the way referrals were dealt with are second to none, we look forward to a fruitful future with both companies acting in the best interest of our clients offering a free consultation in the initial stages of an early business plan. Our Company would have no hesitation in offering Darren's services, expertise, & knowledge.

Charmaigne Allman,


Darren arranged a complicated and high LTV commercial deal for a very demanding client. He not only delivered on a service based level but also at a very attractive rate. This made for a very happy client of London Money and I look forward to working with Darren on future commercial loan enquiries.

Martin Stewart, Director, London Money,


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and 2XL Commercial for your help in the purchase of our wonderful property, Kenwood Guesthouse, in Stoke on Trent. We had tried other Financial Advisors and had really given up all hope. When we were introduced to you, you were very positive and upbeat. Even after a couple of knockbacks from lenders, you were always confident that our credentials would mean that we would eventually get an offer and of course you were proved right. Since the offer you still continued to be of help and through you and your contacts you helped us sort out our life insurance and helped us find an Accountant in the Stoke area. Once again many thanks and if you are ever in the Stoke area please drop in to see us.

David Creasey, Proprietor, Kenwood Guest House,


I was  recommended to Darren by my bankers, as I needed to  arrange re-financing for my company. As I had never used this kind of service before, I was a bit sceptical, but after talking to Darren, he certainly instilled confidence in me after we talked through my requirements and what was on offer. Even during the negotiations with potential lenders, he was always there and even followed up meetings with e-mails or phone calls to check that I was happy and understood everything. In the end Darren got an excellent deal for me, saving me quite a lot of money over a period of time, and I would recommend him to any business looking for financial help.

David G Levy, Director, Milford UK Properties Ltd.


Tim Bamber was introduced to us after previous discussions with an intermediary had been unsuccessful. From the outset Tim was very clear and upfront about what funding would be available to enable us to purchase the business. We were appreciative of the clarity and honesty. He worked very hard to get us a facility agreed and when there was a difficult patch in the discussions with the lender he arranged a meeting with them face to face which really helped. Tim kept us in touch and informed all through the process, offering support and guidance along the way. We successfully got the required funding in a difficult climate and will always recognise the help Tim & 2XL provided; buying the business is a life changing event for us and we have now achieved one of our dreams.

T & M Sandhu, Whitmore Station Stores


Happy to recommend Darren who I have worked with for over 5 years. Darren consistently delivers and is highly regarded by both Banks and Borrowers alike.

David Radcliffe, Bank Of Ireland


“Hi Darren, just a quick note to say thanks for all your work with regards to the re-finance package you sorted out for us with the bank. The whole process was broken down for us, which made it simple to understand, and you kept us informed at each and every stage. This new deal has enabled us to reduce our monthly payments, and overall reduce our costs on this loan amount by a significant amount. We will certainly recommend you to others, and shall be in touch with you should we require your services again.”

Raj Singh, Director, Marble Homes


We were recommended to 2XL Commercial Finance. At our first meeting with Darren Willoughby it was clear that he quickly grasped the requirements we had and the type of deal we wished to achieve. It was not an easy task and we quickly found that some companies were not prepared to work with the deal we wanted to do.  However Darren persisted and ended up with three mainstream lenders as potential providers of finance. At that point he could have said that his job was done but he stayed in contact throughout the transaction (even during his own house move) and used his contacts in an effort to overcome some inertia that could have crept into the deal.  We feel that Darren made the deal possible by maintaining a consistent level of commitment to see the deal over the finishing line!

PB of TBC Ltd


My wife Alison and I would like to express our gratitude to you and your company for your assistance in facilitating the loan required during the recent purchase of our property. As you are aware we are now the proud owners of Grosvenor House Guest House in Buxton which you helped make possible. The ease and speed from the application to loan offer was commendable and certainly took away a lot of the stress involved in moving. I appreciated being kept informed at every stage of the process and particulary appreciated your enthusiasm and assistance towards the completion date which aided the deal to go through. I would certainly recommend you to my friends and colleagues in the future.

Kev and Alison Morrissey, Grosvenor House Guest House


Hi Darren, Just a quick note to say that we have now completed and I am the proud owner of Randolph House. Thank you very much for all your help. I can confirm that it has been a pleasure working with you. Firstly, the promptness with which you found bank funding and particularly, the great rate of interest you secured, and with our existing bank! Throughout the process you have been pro-active to ensure that all matters were running smoothly and you intervened when necessary to expedite the process in a timely manner. From start to finish I have had every confidence that you have been on the case and have had our best interests at heart. I would have no hesitation to recommend your services to anyone who is looking for funding at these difficult times.

David Moore, Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care


Darren has dealt with a recent corporate finance deal on behalf of a client of Ask! Accountancy’s which has enabled them to acquire another business. Advice and dealings were very timely, informative and on a friendly but professional basis. I feel very comfortable in recommending 2XL Commercial and look forward to dealing with Darren on many future cases.

Andrew Hurd, Ask! Accountancy

We have known Tim for many years and always respected his advice and judgement. When we needed help to put in place a new long term funding package, he was our natural choice to turn to for advice. He has the benefit of knowing how banks work from the inside and once again has used this to our advantage and put together a package which we believe is second to none. We believe we could not have the terms now provided without his knowledge and expertise.

Marcus Milton & Kirsty Cook Peak Weekends and


I was first introduced to Darren at 2XL Commercial Finance in October of 2013. He came highly recommended by my accountants. I needed a commercial mortgage to purchase a large warehouse and as I only had fifteen months of trading behind me, I thought it would be an impossible task, but following our first meeting when Darren took plenty of notes, he came back with the answer I required (I think we should be successful on this one). He went away and presented our request to a number of banks and within a few weeks we had an offer on the table. He arranged all the meetings with the bank and various other acquaintances and followed everything up with everyone and saw the project through to completion, being was in control all the way through. We have now completed on the warehouse securing our company and our staff for many years to come. I cannot thank Darren and all at 2XL Commercial Finance for their help in this matter and have already recommended them to other people.

Kevin Beange, Potters Superstore


2XL Commercial has proven successful with three cases we have put forward. Each one has been seeking to apply for a commercial mortgage and 2XL Commercial has not only been successful in obtaining finances for each of our clients, but they have also provided great support and understanding during the application process. We have been extremely impressed by their professional service and with the way they have handled cases both smoothly and swiftly. We would not hesitate to recommend them to a client in need of commercial finance and the results so far really do reflect their efficient quality and service.

Mike Castleman, Partner, Newby Castleman Accountants


Thanks for all your help.  You made a complicated process clear and simple. I really valued your advice and recommendations and I felt you listened to what was important to us. All your work meant I could concentrate on running the business rather than being distracted. You more than earned your money.

Nigel Toplis, Director, Blue Spire IFA Ltd


Whilst on holiday abroad I received a call from a long established contact who wanted a commercial mortgage to buy some business premises. I telephoned Darren and asked him to call my client direct to discuss his requirements. I had every confidence that Darren would look after my customer whilst I was away and I was not disappointed. Throughout the whole process I was kept informed of progress on a regular basis. I would have no hesitation in referring other customers to Darren in the knowledge that he will deal with them in a professional and efficient manner.

Paul Tomblin,  B2 Cash Flow Solutions


I was introduced to Tim Bamber by my residential mortgage broker as the opportunity arose to purchase the freehold to my trading premises where I had been the tenant for over 16 years. Having not had any experience of commercial mortgages I wanted someone who could help and guide me through the whole process. Tim was responsible for putting together the funding proposal submitted to the chosen lender and very quickly obtained a very competitive offer.  He also had to put in place some additional assistance several weeks later when an unexpected issue threatened to upset the purchase. Tim was involved from the start to the end of the process and kept me fully informed at all times, he has enabled me to purchase my trading premises and to place my business on a much more secure footing. His knowledge and expertise was invaluable throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Alison Gerrard, Hairdresser, Northwich


I had confidence in Tim from the first meeting. He applied a constructive and proactive approach in assessing my financial options, quickly securing an acceptable, affordable and flexible financial package. My confidence was not misplaced.

John Rose, JR Consulting and Development


Just to say many many thanks for your help and advise with my re-mortgage. Having been with HSBC for so many years and finding my
business needing a more flexible approach towards financing it has given a new lease of life. I'm now looking at fantastic projects that I wouldn't been able to look at prior to this. Again many thanks for your support.

Roger Lanza, Student-lets.