Who Are We?

Finance Kitchen is London’s fusion of financial expertise and a love of food.

Founder Ian Woodley has been involved in financial services since leaving school, most recently establishing and running a national award winning business rescue funder Now Financial Advisory which has saved many businesses and jobs across a variety of industries. Witnessing SMEs’ that have made mistakes and working with them to turn them around is the best possible grounding to make sure that new and growing businesses avoid the same pain.

Finance Kitchen takes that real "in the trenches" experience and uses it to get behind London food entrepreneurs whether pop ups, start-ups or growing established businesses. Working with them to make sure they have the funding they need to turn dreams into a sustainable reality.

Join our extensive database of lenders and investors. Any proposal we manage will already have been well researched and is investment ready, we know how valuable your time is. Food entrepreneurs love talking about their business and our role is to make sure we wed a hard headed common sense to the passion.

We have a simple ambition, to be London’s number one provider of funding to the independent food and drink market.

What Do We Do?

Finance Kitchen is a magnet for opportunities. A broad range of contacts across both the financial and food markets creates traffic in requests for help. We have an extensive panel of lenders and excellent relations with the crowdfunding fraternity, what we are looking to build is a reliable base of professional investors, the fact that you are reading this suggests that may be you?

The majority of cases we handle have either SEIS or EIS status giving you the opportunity to benefit from Government incentives to invest.

The size and type of investment needs are as varied as the restaurants themselves.

Finance Kitchen's role is to work with the food entrepreneur to deliver an investible proposition. Should you be interested we will then act as facilitator to allow you access to any people or information that you feel you need to make an investment based on whatever due diligence you see fit.

We also have an extensive knowledge of the Private Equity food sector so maybe when the time comes to exit we can manage that process too. Should you wish to be included on our future investment bulletins please give your details below.

Should you wish to be included on our future investment bulletins please register your details below.

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