Bridging Finance Solutions has announced a partnership agreement with the producers of ‘Property Elevator’, a new Dragons' Den-style programme, to be aired on Sky's Property TV in April 2019.
BFS are the sole sponsors of the new programme and will provide property development finance to the would-be developers who have survived and thrived in front of a panel of seasoned property experts.
Filming is set to begin in January and the first of five shows will be aired on Friday 5th April on Sky’s Property TV.
John Hardman, Head of Sales at Bridging Finance Solutions said: “We’re incredibly excited to be involved in the pilot of Property Elevator. The concept is a tried and tested one that I feel will work incredibly well in the property arena. Our role is to provide bridging funding to the developer who finds success following their time/grilling in front of the taskmasters/panel and their project considered a viable one.”
The program is the brainchild of author and property developer, John Howard, who has worked closely with the team at BFS for many years. He explained: “I’ve been working on the development of this project for some time. I’ve always admired the Dragons Den program and recognised the potential synergies this could have with the property sector. It’s fantastic to see this program taken on by Sky who have shown huge enthusiasm for the concept and we’re now keen to press ahead with production later this month.”
Developers will present their ideas during each program to a panel made up of two northern and two southern property professionals.
John Howard added: “Getting the right team in place, both in front of the camera and in terms of back end support, was vital. I knew that BFS would be an ideal fit as part of the wider team and I’m really pleased to have them on board providing external advice and insight into the funding aspect of the sometimes complex property development process.”