Sharp has launched a new Connect Partner Program relationship with business financing platform FundOnion, which will expand its IT goods and services for small and mid-sized UK businesses.

FundOnion, based in London, enables entrepreneurs to secure money by providing a finance brokering service that connects them with lenders. The platform assists SMBs in various industries, including eCommerce, retail, professional services, and engineering.

FundOnion clients will now have access to Sharp’s B2B offerings, which include managed print, IT services, and audio-visual capabilities resulting from the relationship. Sharp stated that the partnership would eventually simplify the customer’s internal operations.

Sharp’s Connect Partner Program

Sharp Partnership Director Simon Warnes said that the collaboration with FundOnion will enable SMEs to access Sharp’s the company’s award-winning portfolio of B2B technology products and services, in addition to financing solutions from one of the UK’s premier business finance platforms. 

He added that this Connect collaboration demonstrates Sharp’s continuous commitment to providing the future of work to as many SMEs as possible.

Sharp’s Connect Partner Program was launched in 2018 to expand the company’s cooperation with complementary businesses. Today, the firm has over 15 Connect Partners representing a broad range of industries and services, including Managed Print, IT, Document Processing, Office Products, and Consultancy.

Boosting development in ‘uncertain times’

Sharp stated that by working with FundOnion, it is now increasing customer finance alternatives across the broad corporate, commercial, and public sector industries. 

FundOnion CEO James Robson said it’s an honor to be working with Sharp, calling it one of the world’s top companies with a long and illustrious history of helping both the commercial and corporate sectors. 

He added that FundUnion is excited to discover new methods for its brands to collaborate to let SMEs know that they are continuously working to support their development during these “uncertain times.”