Meet the Team

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Managing Director

Tel: 0115 984 9801
Mobile: 07850 188046
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Corporate Finance and Peer to Peer Funding

David qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989, having gained experience in one of the “big 4” accounting practices, David then specialised in Corporate Finance for a National accounting practice, looking after funding requirements from the client base across various Midlands offices.

Having utilised the services of brokers whilst in a “corporate finance arena”, David saw the merit in putting together such a business in order to access many forms of funding and to bring brokerage into the professional arena.

David established Sterling Capital Reserve Ltd in 1990, with a view of setting up a professional team of experienced commercial finance brokers, accessing multiproduct services for a wide introducer base, and not restricting the service to one firm of accountants.
As well as running Sterling from a strategic and operational aspect, David takes a “hands on approach” and provides lead advisory services to clients looking at corporate transactions (Acquisitions, MBO, MBI). Funding for which is sourced from utilising the services of the in house brokerage team.
Outside of work, David is an eternal optimist holding a season ticket at Nottingham Forest, plays chess at county level and provides a taxi and cashpoint service to two grown up children.
David Marshall

David Marshall

Commercial Finance Consultant

Tel: 0115 984 9808
Mobile: 07764 512840
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Alternative Finance

David joined Sterling Capital Reserve in 2012 after 34 years in banking and 28 years specifically in Commercial Banking.

He now specialises in arranging finance through the Alternative Finance Sector. While David works mostly with the established platforms and lenders which have proven ability to deliver, he also monitors the sector to identify new lenders as they emerge. With a keen interest in all the new “alternative” forms of finance David can arrange single invoice finance, loans against future card receipts and has access to lenders who provide short term cash flow support.Away from work interests include running, cycling and racing his modified Peugeot.
Nic Rotton

Nic Rotton

Commercial Finance Consultant

Tel: 0115 984 9807
Mobile: 07909 690190
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Commercial Mortgages, Property Development Finance and Bridging Loans

Nic works predominately on property transactions and has extensive experience in delivering real solutions to his clients, typically when their bank has said No.

He has over 17 years’ high street banking experience, initially with Barclays, before working for HBOS as a New Business Development Manager. He left HBOS to join Sterling Capital Reserve and now has over 9 years experience out in the real world. He is a solution focused individual and is committed to helping all clients to achieve their goals. Nic’s expertise is primarily working for property investors supporting them in building their portfolios. He also has an excellent knowledge of the development finance sector with a close working relationship with the majority of lenders in this sector. Nic prides himself on working with his clients throughout the whole process and has numerous clients who have come back to him with further proposals. Nic is a huge sports fan, an ardent armchair Forest fan and enjoys playing squash, golf and swimming. He has three chickens and grows his own and is an amateur home-brewer. He is allowed to enjoy all of these providing his services as a Dad Taxi have been completed.
Sarah Woolf

Sarah Woolf

Commercial Finance Consultant

Mobile: 07971 349126
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Commercial Mortgages, Property Development Finance and Bridging Loans

Sarah has been a property finance specialist for over 22 years and joined the team at Sterling in January 2020.  Before this, she spent over 7 years at Shawbrook Bank in the Property Division as Business Development Manager and Head of Sales. She has spent her career helping Property Investors and Developers raise finance, whether it be through lending or advising and is passionate about ensuring that they source the funding that is right for their needs, both now and in the future.

Living in Derbyshire, Sarah enjoys cycling the hills of the Peak District with her friends and walking the dog with her husband and children. Despite her working surroundings, she is not a Nottingham Forest fan.

Matt Lobb

Matt Lobb

Commercial Financier

Office: 0115 984 9800
Mobile: 07967 722203
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Corporate, Commercial, Alternative and Property Finance

Matt is responsible for supporting businesses across the Midlands to access corporate, commercial and property finance, through Sterling’s extensive panel of lenders. 

Matt brings over 15 years’ financial services experience to Sterling having held commercial positions at Euler Hermes and HSBC UK, providing finance solutions to SME business owners across the region 

An experienced property investor and developer, he holds an extensive personal portfolio and has a broad understanding of the property finance sector, including structured finance and bridging solutions. 

When not working on clients’ deals or his own, Matt loves all forms of sports (watching and occasionally participating) walking his two schnauzers, Jerry & Jago, supporting his beloved daughter in anything she chooses to do, writing poetry and prose and helping other people make the most of their money through property investment. The Super-connector is also a movie producer, with the next feature already secured to Netflix. He has also recently come out………as a Leeds United fan…… 

Steve Divall

Steve Divall

Healthcare Commercial Finance Consultant

Tel: 0115 984 9805
Mobile: 07970 893414
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Healthcare and GP Practice Funding

Steve spent 38 years in banking in a variety of roles, initially at NatWest and later in a role as a senior healthcare business development manager at NatWest/RBS. Steve joined Sterling Capital Reserve in 2009, to specialise in advising clients in the healthcare sector. He arranges funding for a wide range of healthcare businesses specialising particularly with funding for GP practices / medical centres – pharmacies- dentists – opticians – care homes – vets – almost all cases involve significant unsecured lending being requested and arranged.

 
Elaine Bridle

Elaine Bridle

Compliance and Administration Manager

Tel: 0115 984 9800
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Elaine has 40 years Commercial Banking experience with NatWest, most recently working within their Commercial Risk and Controls Team.  She is Sterling Commercial’s newest member, having joined the team in January 2021 and her expertise helps us maintain our focus on this critical business area.
Jason Weatherbed

Jason Weatherbed

Graphics and Web Designer

Mobile: 07967 122116
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Jason has been harnessing his creativity in graphics, illustration and web design for over 30 years. For the last 15 of those Jason has been behind creating and developing Sterling’s web presence as well as branding, presentation material, videos and more.
He is very proud of the current Sterling Commercial Finance website and is enjoying working with the Sterling team to enhance and develop it further.

When not enveloped in all that is Sterling, he works on personal cartoon and illustration projects sandwiched in between walking the dog, hiking and enjoying all the peace the countryside as to offer.