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Upstream appoint new Acquisition and Relationship Manager

Belfast headquartered Working Capital funders Upstream, part of Cubitt Trade Holdings, has appointed John Metcalfe as Acquisition and Relationship Manager. John has more than 15 years of professional banking experience which began at Bank of Scotland as part of their Business Banking team in Belfast. Prior to joining Upstream, John was a Business Manager within… Read more »

Upstream becomes part of London-based Cubitt Holdings LLC

Upstream – Northern Ireland’s only privately owned provider of Working Capital into the SME and Corporate business sectors – has announced that it has become part of London-based speciality finance group, Cubitt Trade Holdings LLC. As a result of the move, Belfast headquartered Upstream, which marked its tenth anniversary this summer, has become one of… Read more »

Upstream to feature in free webinar aimed at growth-focused businesses

Business Eye is delighted to be promoting a webinar that will be of interest to many growth-focused businesses throughout the UK and Ireland as many enter the new year more optimistically than they finished 2020. Entitled ‘3 things that will make the difference between surviving and thriving in the Post Pandemic world’ the one hour… Read more »

Cash is the Biggest Hurdle to Northern Ireland Business Growth

Two Belfast based professional services firms have teamed up to offer businesses rapid access to working capital underpinned by credit insurance protection. Upstream, an innovative finance company, which has been supporting SMEs and larger companies for nine years has launched the new collaboration with leading Credit Insurance broker, Willis Towers Watson. Upstream Founder and Managing… Read more »

Upstream launches new Recovery Stimulus Fund

A new fund aimed at supporting growth-focused businesses frustrated by a lack of cash liquidity has been launched in Ireland by Upstream. The Upstream Recovery Stimulus Fund will provide much-needed Working Capital to SME and Corporate clients throughout Ireland. Upstream Founder and MD, Judith Totten MBE, says the new initiative has the potential to play… Read more »

Congratulations Judith!

Fantastic achievement for our Managing Director and Co-Founder Judith who received her MBE (From Prince William), at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. We are all SO Proud of you and everything you have achieved… how you help fund the future of small businesses and work tirelessly for NI PLC. Congratulations from your friends and colleagues at… Read more »

Business Accolade For Upstream Managing Director

Judith Totten MBE has been recognised for her services to business here in NI at a recent Awards ceremony in Belfast. Judith received a “Highly Commended” in the category Business Personality Of The Year and Upstream were a finalist in the “Innovative Business Of The Year” at the BEFTA’s (Business Eye First Trust Awards) in… Read more »

Clients, Challenges, & Charting New Territory

Upstream’s MD Judith Totten talks Clients, Challenges and Charting New Territory… Having recently been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours – We ask Judith’s opinion on the challenges facing the finance sector, why she views her job as a privilege and exactly how does one feel about meeting Royalty? How is business? Business… Read more »

What Is Trade Finance?

Trade Finance is something many NI Businesses may not be aware of as up until recently it wasn’t an available option. In response to on-the-ground feedback, local funder, Upstream disrupted the market in 2018 by introducing a brand new Trade Finance option for clients. Here, Judith Totten (MBE) MD and founder of Upstream explains what… Read more »

Upstream The First To Bring Trade Finance To NI

Upstream is the first funder in NI to introduce Trade Finance support for local businesses… The market-first solution gives business owners the ability to finance their working capital needs from supplier to buyer. Upstream’s Managing Director Judith Totten believes the new offering will plug a gap in the market and remove barriers to trade growth… Read more »