We’re here to get Britain building, by providing bespoke development finance to SME property developers in underserved regions. We’ll also offer savings rates that the UK public will love.
Only around half of the government’s housebuilding target is being met. Alongside availability of land and planning permission, access to finance is a key driver of this.
One third of property developers have had an application for finance declined. A similar number have even avoided applying for finance, fearing rejection.
The problem is made worse for SMEs generally, where 46% have had difficulty accessing finance. This is mirrored in property development, where existing lenders focus on higher loan values.
Property developers outside London and the South East are struggling even more – just 26% of lenders have lent to those in the north of England, for example.
GBB is determined to be a powerful force in reversing these trends and making a tangible impact in property development in the UK.
Flexible working approach
Our whole approach centres around the principle 'own the way you work', this means we empower our team to choose the location, hours and times of day they believe enables them to do their best work.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Employee benchmarking score
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"GBB is a great company that empower its people through trust, respect and transparency." - GBB Employee
What do we think of GBB?
It's always brilliant and rare when we have an organisation who score higher on their anonymous employee benchmark compared to the employer benchmark. This shows that the employees are just as if not even more satisfied with their flexible working environment than even what the senior team think. This is a great dynamic and anyone looking to apply to the GBB should take this as a huge positive.
Meet who might be hiring you
Come and join us in creating the most purpose-led bank in the UK / Be a part of a group of kind, dedicated and customer-obsessed people working to make the North East the best place to live and work.
What they offer their employees
We're open to part-time employees
Enhanced parental leave