Meet our commercial experts

Working hard to find the right funding for your business

Commercial Expert Team

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:


Abigail Taylor

Business Administrator

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

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Daniel Brown

Senior Business Manager

Being part of Commercial Expert since 2008, it’s not surprising that Daniel describes the team as ‘family’.

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David Burford

Appointed Representative - South Wales

David came to Commercial Expert after 20 years in financial services, including nine at Barclays Bank.

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David Burford - Appointed Representative South Wales

David Hodgson

Specialist Introducer

Before joining Commercial Expert in 2012, David spent an amazing 32 years working for a high street bank, mainly in commercial finance and mortgages.

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James Gwynne

Appointed Representative – West Yorkshire

James came to Commercial Expert in 2018, following various roles in the finance industry, including insurance and business banking.

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Kairan Howard

Appointed Representative – Manchester

Kairan knows exactly what lenders are looking for to get a swift completion

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Kairan Howard - Appointed Representative Manchester

Ken Macrae

Appointed Representative – Highlands of Scotland

Ken has a degree in Economics, is qualified as a Chartered Banker and has over 20 years of experience working for various banks.

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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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Richard Booth

Appointed Representative - Worcester

Richard came to Commercial Expert following roles as a Chartered Tax Adviser and director of his own software company.

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Richard Booth, Commercial Expert Appointed Representative in Worcester

Tracey Barnes

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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