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[Sponsored] Supporting Grand Ambitions: Santander

Getting a bank loan to support business growth isn’t always easy, especially in the current credit market when recession is casting doom and gloom over every sector of the economy. Despite the general outlook, financial services company Santander is continuing to help quite a number of businesses – both large and small – fight the economic downturn by supporting their financial needs in this dire time, whether it’s an emergency cash infusion that provides a lifeline during a critical juncture, a structuring a cash deal that allows the purchase of infrastructure for fueling a certain stage of growth, or simply consolidating their banking needs.

But don’t take our word for it – hear directly from those companies that Santander has helped in this series of videos that highlight the different challenges faced and overcome by each individual business. You’ll learn, for example, of how financial constraints were previously restricting the growth of a childcare nursery brand, or how Santander’s support allowed the restoration of a railway hotel to its former glory:


Each video in the series is a heartfelt exposé into the soul of each individual company or organization, with the founders or CEOs baring their hearts about their challenges and why they finally turned to Santander for their financial needs. If you’re a business owner, you will certainly find many of the challenges faced by these examples extremely familiar – and can sympathize with their situations.

If you’re anything like me, when you’re done watching the entire video series you’ll go away with the feeling that there’s still hope yet for entrepreneurship in the UK.

This is a sponsored article. 

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