Meet our Commercial Experts

Working hard to find the right funding for your business

Since you’re going to be trusting us with the plans for your business and details about your finances, you’ll probably want to know a bit more about who we are.

As you’d expect of anyone working in the finance industry, we’re qualified, accredited and ethical. But we’re also friendly, personable and straight-talking. We’re a close-knit team with strong values and a no-nonsense approach.

If you’re looking for stuffy, or even fluffy, that’s not us. If you’re looking for client-focused professionals with an incredible amount of finance experience and industry knowledge, then we’d love to hear from you.

Here are the people that make up your Commercial Expert team:


Mike Coates

Managing Director

Since 2008, Mike has been building a team of experts who continuously deliver results for their clients.

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Neil Williams

Strategic Growth Consultant

Neil has 35 years of experience across all aspects of business and property finance.

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Tracey Gott

Senior Business Manager

Joining the team in 2018 after spending 18 years working for a leading UK bank, there’s not much Tracey doesn’t know about finance.

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Jonathan Wigham

Business Manager

Since 2022 Jonathan has had a keen eye for sourcing the best deals on the market and always has the client’s interest at heart.

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Abigail Taylor

Applications Officer

Abigail joined the Commercial Expert team with an impressive 25 years of finance experience under her belt.

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Lisa Beal

Completions Officer

Joining Commercial Expert in 2021, Lisa has over 25 years’ experience in the world of construction and engineering which she puts to good use in her resolute determination to ensure our clients achieve their completion success!

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Abi Stevenson

Executive Assistant

Abi joined the commercial expert team in 2023 to build on her knowledge of financial regulatory know-how.

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