About us

Niche Capital makes loans to small businesses on the security of property. Whatever your requirements, from £50,000 to £5 million, so long as it’s for a business (including property development), we may be able to assist if you have property that you can offer as security. First charges, second charges, mezzanine lending, equitable charges – all catered for.

Peter Duckworth, Founder & Managing Director

Niche Capital was founded in March 2012 when Peter Duckworth, a prominent barrister with expertise in property and finance, spotted a gap in the market left by the banks in their withdrawal of support for the SME sector. By fashioning a simple, personalised lending service, Peter is able to meet the funding requirements of small businesses, while at the same time providing excellent returns for investors looking for higher fixed-income yields. Peter has personally invested £2 million in the company and his funds are used alongside those of investors covering loans.

Jill Ward, Marketing Consultant

Joining Niche Capital in June 2015, Jill brings over 15 years marketing experience from professional services for the Big 5 as well as Top 100 Law Firms. More recently she specialised in sales and marketing for small businesses and has worked with a myriad of companies around Europe, 
in strategy, planning and project implementation.

Penny Duckworth – Digital Marketing Consultant

Penny has over 7 years of Project Management experience in the advertising industry, working mostly on digital. At Niche Capital she manages the website and assists the running of all the communications and marketing for the company.