Helping a popular venue to weather the Coronavirus lockdowns

Hospitality was amongst the most heavily impacted industries by the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. Drenagh Country Estate in Northern Ireland, a specialist wedding and conference venue, faced a year with little income due to the reduced size, postponement and cancellation of many events.  Like many businesses, this left it with overheads mounting but no income. Fiduciam granted it a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) commercial mortgage to substantially lower its financing costs during this difficult period.  Fiduciam granted approximately £200 million in CBILS loans during the pandemic, making a significant and lasting difference to many UK SMEs.