In the case of Panthera, the business had formed a close banking relationship with HSBC UK, having worked together for over a decade. HSBC UK were delighted when Neal brought his commercial proposal to the table, and realised they could play a part funding the company's growth into the green space.
“From our discussions we identified that they would qualify for the HSBC UK Green Loan and, and would also qualify for the Green SME Fund, ” says James.
This three generational family-run business was the first company in the UK to be awarded the HSBC UK Green SME Fund.
HSBC UK are proud to offer our customers support in turning their sustainability goals into action: through funding, resources, advice and genuine relationships.
“When I’ve needed some advice, some help, some guidance, James is always on the phone. That’s been invaluable to me personally, and allowed the business itself to grow,” says Neal.
“We’re a small family run business. We’ve made these changes. If we can do that, and we’re just a small business in the construction industry, then there’s no reason why other subcontractors, large contractors, can’t do more to improve the sustainability of their projects.”