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.

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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

Construction

Labour Hire

Our Team

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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.

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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.

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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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