Friends Karl Lanham and Michael Moore launching their new business in King’s Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A pair of childhood friends from King’s Lynn are celebrating after teaming-up to launch their own financial support business.

Karl Lanham and Michael Moore went to school together at King Edward VII Academy in the 1990s and now, 25 years on, the friends run Complete Commercial Finance Limited.

It offers businesses a personal service to find commercial loans and mortgages, property development finance and asset finance suitable to the company’s individual needs.

After leaving school, the two went their separate ways.

However, years later, they found themselves working alongside one another for a company before they took the decision to set up a business together at the end of last year.

Mr Lanham said: “Many banks are reducing the amount of business managers and we know in West Norfolk there are lots of companies that want personal financial support.

“Between us, Michael and I have 40 years of experience in the commercial finance sector, so it made perfect sense for us to team-up to provide a personal service to businesses in our hometown and its surrounding areas.”

Mr Moore added: “Karl and I offer a friendly service that is tailored to individual needs.

“We have accesses to a multitude of lenders and will save businesses time and money.

“With every customer we start with a blank page and find what’s right for them.”