About Us

First Sentinel Business Finance specialises in debtor finance solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. The company started business as Perennial Enterprise in 2010 and its success attracted the interest of First Sentinel PLC in the UK which purchased 80% of Perennial in 2017. With a new injection of funds, First Sentinel is now seeking to revolutionise the debtor finance industry, by providing solutions specifically designed to enable businesses to accelerate their cash-flow and grow their enterprise.

First Sentinel is located in Sydney and comprises of a small dynamic and friendly team lead by Shane Perry. Shane is the founder of Perennial and now is the Managing Director of First Sentinel Business Finance and a Non-Executive Director of First Sentinel PLC.


We specialise in

Our Single Invoice Discounting service has been tailored to meet the needs of our customers. If your business is in another industry, please feel free to give us a call as we may still be able to work together.

Smash Repair


Labour Hire

Our Team


Shane Perry

Managing Director – First Sentinel Australia

From 2010 to 2017, Shane organically grew his debtor finance company, Perennial Enterprise, into a strong player in the single invoice finance market. His success attracted the interest of First Sentinel PLC in the UK which bought 80% of Perennial in 2017. Shane is an experienced financial planner with a background in business development and acquisitions. He is passionate about solving problems and is committed to developing financial products to support the success of his clients.


Brian Stockbridge

CEO/Founder – First Sentinel PLC

Brian has 20+ years’ experience of corporate activity, including direct investments / financing into companies, IPOs, capital raisings and mergers & acquisitions for both public and private companies.  Brian is a Founder of First Sentinel and has held board positions on several public & private companies throughout the years. He was a Regulator for the Panel on Takeovers & Mergers, where he resided over 150+ transactions valued up to and over £1bn.


Aimee Freeding

Exec. Director/Founder – First Sentinel PLC

Aimee has 20+ years in leading product and platform experiences for the world’s top tech firms. She’s held R&D positions with firms such as Xbox, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia. Aimee is a Founder of First Sentinel and an investor in the resource & tech sectors, with a special focus on AR, VR, Games, IoT and FinTech. Aimee holds an MSc in Human Computer Interaction from the DePaul University School of Computer Science.

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