Archives Month: May 2014

Air travel and packaged holidays have brought significant changes in people’s lifestyles as we are experiencing in funding the catering industry through asset finance.

In years past, fine dining had to be experienced in established hotels or a handful of expensive restaurants – now, gastro pubs and beachside cafes are producing top quality food, enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

So it is with fast food and takeaways – once the preserve of fish and chip establishments, burger bars and kebab shops. Discerning folk who have travelled are now seeking out the massive choice of international food found at street venues.

The Digbeth Dining Club and Borough Market are examples of a worldwide selection of street food that can be eaten on the hoof or sitting at pavement tables, taking in the local scene while listening to talented musicians.

For 40 years Armada has been financing catering equipment, tuk tuk vans or ice cream/fish & chip vans – it’s good to be involved with entrepreneurs selling food from the Far East, Mexico and South America et al or funding pop-up establishments.

Life is never dull in the hospitality industry or in asset finance.

An Armada girl has looks and style.

See the girls and their lifestyles on our Pinterest board.

Now that the hibernation period has ended and more folk in the UK are focused on their fitness levels, outdoor adventure centres are proving to be an exciting way of getting exercise and fresh air.

A novel way to enjoy the countryside and be adventurous is to climb aboard a Segway and go trekking through rural South Wales. Rangers will guide you through the hills and streams of the beautiful countryside around Caerphilly.

On your return to base camp you can catch some chow in the canteen before taking on the high ropes or trying the zip wire facility.

If you are planning to set up an adventure resort or extend an existing one, Armada is experienced in funding all the equipment you need. Funding zip wires, Segways or catering equipment is all a daily occurrence to us – a fun day!

Check out our web site for more information and check out fun in Wales at

For the guys out there who have style and those who like to dream – go to our Pinterest board.

A board specially for the girls will be coming soon – don’t miss it!

Thanks to the phenomenal success of British cyclists, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Chris Hoy, the UK public are taking interest in the sport and their participation to new levels.

Councils and government are seeing the sense of facilitating the two-wheel commuter and new cycleways are opening up everywhere.

Not only is cycling helping to reduce congestion, it is improving fitness levels of participants and lessening dependency on our over-stretched health service.

Victoria Pendleton, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome have added to the celebrity status of our top riders and the public love to emulate their heroes.

Cyclebeat, a spin bike studio in the City of London, has provided a facility for folk to leave their desks and get fit by chasing Laura Trott without moving.

You can pre-book your chosen bike and instructor and choice of music before you leave your office.

With cycling destined to continue its popularity you can be sure that more gyms near you will be taking bike spinning seriously.

Ps. Don’t keep your head down when riding, you never know, Boris Johnson may be on the bike next to you.

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