Desperate needs find an answer

Desperate needs find an answer

It is always rewarding to write about folk who are imaginative, caring and thoughtful.

Last year Bethan Barnfield noticed that the public loos at Ridgway Common near Newport, South Wales had closed down and were near derelict. Her concern was for all the dog walkers, children and old people. What were they to do if they were in need?

Typical of Bethan, she thought about the problem and turned it into an advantage. Most people who heard about her plans to open a café on the site wondered if she was going around the bend.

Who would finance the rebuild and fitting out of such a venture? After the fifth supplier suggested she talk to Armada Asset Finance, the penny dropped. Bethan was not sure that an asset lender was a convenient route for a start-up business.

After a brief chat with the helpful people at Armada she was soon put at ease. New business finance is a bog standard lend for this very established organisation.

Flushed by the support and encouragement she received, Bethan was soon open for business. Now the joggers, runners and families can sit back with their coffee and danish, relaxed in the knowledge that this convenient café can meet all their needs.

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