Success stories

Blue Lagoon Dream Comes True

Published by Clive Banks, 2021
Aly Hussein spent 16 years running the popular Blue Lagoon Café Bar in Bristol and when the opportunity arose to buy his lease, Bricks provided the finance.

Aly is an experienced and successful hospitality operator with over 30 years industry experience. He opened the Blue Lagoon Café Bar in 2005 and built it into the thriving venue it is today.

When his lease came up for sale at auction, Aly’s bid was accepted but getting the funding was more difficult than he had expected. Traditional lenders were hesitant and so he turned to Bricks. Aly now owns his own premises and the funds he was paying in rent he uses to repay his Bricks loan.

Clive said, “I was impressed with Aly and the Blue Lagoon. There was a buzz about the place, strong local support and excellent social media reviews. It is great to help an entrepreneur to buy his own place.”

Aly said: “I couldn’t have done this without Bricks. There were legal complications which they took in their stride. To own the premises that I have been trading from for 16 years is a dream come true.”

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Founded in 2014 with over 90 years of combined property, finance and legal expertise, the Bricks Finance team help local people to access finance easily and quickly by offering bespoke lending using their own funds as well as those from investors.

Clive Banks

founder and investor

Will Michelmore

founder and investor

Jerry Rihll

founder and investor

Nicholas Shepherd

lending officer

Nicola Walther

lending officer

Angela Connelly-Cole

finance manager

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