Saj Rahman of Maple People turned to Fleximize when looking for a funding partner who would understand the unique challenges of his purpose-driven business
Trading for: 4 years
Location: Old Street, London
Reason for funding
New pitch deck & working capital
- Unsecured business loan
- Fixed repayments
- £20,000 over 12 months
Producing the UK’s first corporate smart sustainability device
Saj Rahman is the Founder and CEO of Maple People, an innovative construction company based in WeWork, Old Street. The business provides consultancy services to design and create spaces that are highly sustainable in a cost-effective way.
With the construction industry accounting for 45% of the UK’s carbon emissions, Saj spent much of his career in construction struggling to find sustainable alternatives that were economically viable to use for his projects. But this was no easy feat; the construction industry has a focus on turning around projects as cost-effectively and quickly as possible. Sustainability is therefore often a low priority for most businesses in this industry. There are also currently very few regulations controlling how spaces are designed and built, how much energy the space will burn and how much material is created.
It is against this backdrop that Saj decided to break the mould and create a purpose-driven business that has a particular focus on sustainability and concerns for the wider environment.
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