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Alderley Edge-based investment platform to create 130 jobs with £5.35m funding

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A Cheshire-based peer-to-peer lending company hopes to unlock growth and create jobs after embarking on a multi-million pound fundraising drive.

JustUs, a new firm from the mind of financial services entrepreneur Lee Birkett, is seeking to raise £5.35m, including £1m through crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

The bulk of the cash will be ploughed into advertising to boost public awareness, with JustUs expecting to create as many as 130 jobs over the next three years.

The former global principal in fintech at Google, Thomas Adalbert, has invested in JustUs and joined the Alderley Edge-based firm in the role of chief marketing officer.

Sir John Hegarty, a founding partner of global communications and advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, has also invested in JustUs and leads the platform’s brand team. Over the coming months, he will head up efforts to create a multi-million pound advertising campaign for the company. Read More

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