Established Businesses – Asset Finance & Equipment Leasing | Armada Asset Finance

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Established businesses

Plenty of our customers have been in business even longer than the 40 years we’ve been established, just because you’re an established company doesn’t mean you are getting the financial support you need and deserve.

You might be new to equipment asset finance and simply need to invest in upgrading some of your equipment to meet the demands of your expanding business. Perhaps you’ve already used asset finance before. Either way, our discreet and expert staff are on hand to guide you through the process and tailor the assistance to meet your needs.

Talk to one of our friendly staff now, and once you’ve supplied all the information we need we can give you a decision within 24 hours that will help you get on with your business.

What we require to make a decision, for established businesses:

  • Permission to run credit searches along with details of all properties owned
  • Latest Full Accounts
  • Current bank statements

Case Studies

Fast, efficient, no-nonsense finance

Fast, efficient, no-nonsense finance

Being the main contractor for the Celtic Manor Resort and having Marks & Spencer suppliers as customers, Rob Chard and his team at Recrite Scaffolding know that only exacting standards will cut the mustard with his customers.

Not surprisingly Rob expects his suppliers to live up to his standards.

When Rob needs new scaffolding he now turns to Armada to funds his tubing, boards and fittings. Speed of decision making and service is expected.

Understanding scaffolders and their industry over decades makes Armada the first port of call when needing asset finance.

“This is the second time I have used Armada and it was the same excellent experience; simple, straightforward and no fuss. Thank you.”


Positively supporting the catering industry

Positively supporting the catering industry
Spiro Borg has been running his catering business for 32 years. Whether he is called upon to cater for a wedding, a corporate function, a sporting event or being asked to impress you and your friends in your own home, the result is always the same – immaculate attention to detail and superb food and service.

Spiro knows the importance of quality in sustaining his business for so many years. That’s why, when he needs to acquire furniture and carpets, catering equipment and refrigeration or Epos systems, he relies on his long relationship with Armada Asset Finance to support him. Spiro can concentrate on running his business when his funding is being looked after.

As Spiro says “All it takes is a phone call and the service is as good as always. I can’t fault you.”

Fit for a Queen

Fit for a Queen

The Henman family have been running Henman Marquees since 1991. Whether it’s a small garden party, a corporate event or a county show they have the appropriate marquee to create the best impression.

Flooring, furniture, catering equipment and generators are just some of the equipment needed for a professional marquee company. Significant investment is required to maintain the quality and service for their customers.

James Henwood was delighted to be introduced to Armada

 “We have been in business for many years and Armada were the simplest, most straightforward and friendliest of finance companies I have dealt with. I will certainly be using them again.”

Cold ice cream but hot service

Cold ice cream but hot service


Lavinia Goodall is an experienced restaurateur and business woman who has been operating an ice cream parlour on the sea front of Whitley Bay since 1982.

She relies on Armada to support her when she needs new equipment. Recently she needed to replace major refrigerated display serve-over counters.

Having funded and supported the ice cream industry for over 40 years it only took a couple of hours to agree to fund the cabinets for her new Hot Cross Bun ice cream.


“You were as easy to deal with this time as you were the last time. You really are a very helpful company and lovely people to deal with.”

Lavinia Goodall.   The Venetian Ices & Restaurant, Whitley Bay

Hampshire's Glastonbury

Hampshire's Glastonbury

James Ralls is to Portsmouth and the Victorious Festival what  Michael Eavis is to Glastonbury.

Successful entrepreneur and restaurateur James believes in using the Victorious Festival in Southsea to give a lasting benefit back to the community. In 2014 he gave £43,000 to the D-Day Museum.

Cash savvy James knows that when he needs new assets for his ventures he can rely on the support of Armada – where quality matters!

 “We are always impressed with the speed and efficiency of Armada.”

James Ralls.   Victorious Festival

Armada - putting bounce into play

Armada - putting bounce into play

In the Autumn of 2009 Steve & Camilla Johnson bought Play Shack children's play centre in Hedge End Southampton and have since added a further site in Southampton, opposite Ocean Village.

Recently Steve & Camilla requested further support from Armada for asset finance for catering equipment for their new site. They are aware that Armada welcomes requests to fund play equipment, Epos and security equipment and so much more.

"Armada are positive and helpful. It reminds us of the old days."

Steve Johnson, Play Shack

Funding for fun

Shape up!

Shape up!

If you want to look like Cheryl Cole or Elle Macpherson, head for ActiveVibe Studio in Cardiff or Caerphilly and start toning on one of their Power Plates. Elle and Cheryl use these vibrating health machines to keep in shape and look stunning.

When Chrissie and Lyn wanted to expand their highly successful business with an additional studio it was to Armada they turned for funding the Power Plates.

Supporting start – up businesses, speed of action and assisting the health and fitness industries are some of the reasons why Armada Asset Finance have extensive experience and knowledge of this industry. Shape – up and get in contact. 

“A painless experience! Armada were very professional. Thank you.”

Chrissie Rees, ActiveVibe, Cardiff



Professional look for professional people

Professional look for professional people

High end recruitment company, CPS Group in Cardiff should and do impress their clients and candidates. When dealing with companies around the World, placing IT specialists and professionals, they need to create the right image when they fitted out their new offices.

MD, Jason Grandin sought the finance for furniture and partitioning from Armada. Within no time the funding was put in place and Jason and colleagues were able to focus on running the business, not chasing banking decisions.

"Armada Asset Finance kept it simple and made their decision quickly."

Spencer Symmons, CPS Group



Lasting Support

Lasting Support

Revive Vending of Salisbury is run by its founder, Tim Varney, who is passionate about healthy eating for the young and about ethical trading. He practices what he preaches.

Armada have been supporting Tim since 2005 and have had 88 contracts with Revive for vending machines in schools and universities. Asset finance has enabled Tim to have the machines he needed when his customers required them. Armada has significantly helped Tim to grow his business.

"Working with Armada has always been pain free and very straight forward."

Tim Varney, Revive Vending

Ethical Principals

A grate way to assist our clients

A grate way to assist our clients

An article that Armada circulated recently about safety decking proved to be an answer to a problem being experienced by a well established fish farm in Scotland.

The aluminium walkways surrounding their fish tanks in the loch, being constantly sprayed by seawater, were causing a safety hazard.

The open mesh decking made from resins & quartz grit gave their staff a high degree of safety and stability, even in icy conditions.

Thinking that the decking would not be fundable by asset finance, the owners of the fish farm were delighted when Armada was willing to support them with £50k's worth of panels.

No slip-ups with Armada

To dream of style & beauty

To dream of style & beauty

To really spoil that special lady in your life we suggest you take her straight to the King's Road in Chelsea.

A little shopping at Joseph on Duke of York Square followed by coffee at Manicomio, then an hour at the Saatchi Gallery. Just down the King's Road pop into R. Soles and let her choose a handmade pair of tooled boots. By lunchtime you will want to chill-out somewhere smart and sophisticated to maintain the mood. Beaufort House restaurant and private members club will surely impress your dream partner.

When Simon Oldham needed to refurbish Beaufort House it was to Armada Asset Finance that he came to fund his catering equipment and furniture.

After an extended lunch of devilled lambs kidneys followed by crab linguine, accompanied by a bottle of Puligny Montrachet it's time to hit the streets, only this time slow up and linger lots, contemplating the evening and all it holds in store.

A perfect ending to a perfect day


Country-wide service

Country-wide service

Having been an agricultural contractor for many years, Malcolm was very aware of the health and safety issues surrounding farm machinery, and insisted his staff keep the very expensive machines spotless at all times.

So often his farmer customers commented that they wished their machinery was in the same condition that eventually Malcolm decided to set up a farm machinery cleaning division.

By taking up equipment finance contracts with Armada for industrial vacuuming machines and pressure/steam cleaning equipment, Malcolm was able to keep his existing finance relationships intact for the purchase of his farm machinery.

A cleaner approach to finance

Digging deep for victory

Digging deep for victory

Years before the Olympic Games came to Britain, planning was taking place on the venue, infrastructure and architectural designs for the stadia and supporting facilities.

Much of the groundworks needed extensive tunneling under the Thames and other rivers in East London, and some of the contracts went to a little-known engineering company in Somerset that had been in existence for over 100 years.

With their accountant’s recommendation and encouragement they came to Armada to asset finance diggers, borers and much of the specialised massive underwater drills they needed. Armada was proud to be involved.

A gold medal performance

We don't tick boxes, we finance them

We don't tick boxes, we finance them

In March 2003, Rod Blacker approached Armada to enquire whether we would finance containers for his new self-storage business in Plymouth. Rod had heard that we were innovators and specialists in funding scaffolding equipment and wondered if we would consider supporting his new business, so we spent time with Rod, understanding his venture and discussing how best to fund these Chinese imported containers.

Our constant support has funded vast numbers of containers and ancillary items over 23 contracts. We both feel that we have been instrumental in the growth and support of each other’s businesses. Our trust in Rod and our understanding of has enabled us to assist where other lenders won’t even tick boxes.

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Copyright Armada Asset Finance 2018. Armada Asset Finance is a trading name of Armada Investments Ltd.

Registered office: Armada House, Oldhams Wharf, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0PB. Registered in England & Wales no. 1140855

Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority

Website by AB