Christchurch-based lender Partners Finance & Lease is celebrating another year of continued growth with new, larger premises in central Christchurch.
The asset finance firm is one of New Zealand’s largest non-bank commercial lenders. In order to facilitate their continued growth, the business moved into a larger premises on the ground floor of the PwC Centre in Christchurch.
Partners Finance & Lease provides asset finance and leasing solutions to businesses across a variety of industries and sectors, including agriculture, construction, IT, logistics, medical, tourism, forestry and mining. The company, founded by Francis Fitzgerald, has lent more than $90-million to businesses in recent years and is rapidly on course for $150-million.
The company’s shareholders include local investors Francis Fitzgerald (founder and CEO), retired Methven farmer Graham Robertson – a former Federated Farmers president, and Jim Boult – Mayor of Queenstown and the former chief executive of Christchurch Airport, alongside independent director and Board chairman, Bryan Inch – formerly MD of Rabobank NZ, CEO of CBS Canterbury and currently GM at Ravensdown.
CEO Francis Fitzgerald said: “We’ve had another fantastic year of growth, backing more New Zealand businesses and most recently, have moved into a larger office space to accommodate our growing team. It’s an extremely exciting time to be back in the city centre and while we’re pleased to be supporting companies involved in the ongoing Christchurch rebuild, we are active throughout the country and our personalised and understanding approach has appealed to progressive and forward focused businesses.”
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