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Case Studies

Building a future together

Building a future together

If you are a 50 year old bricklayer who spends his whole life house building for national companies and you need to purchase £50K worth of scaffolding, where do you turn to find funding for the purchase.

Andrew Curtin of A & S Bricklaying Contractors in Swansea was the man and his enquiry was immediately answered – “Talk to Armada, they’re the experts.”

A contract to fund the scaffolding was quickly raised and Andrew was able to chill out and concentrate on his bricks and mortar.

“Armada were so quick and efficient. They got me an answer within 24 hours and they were a real pleasure to deal with.”

Andrew Curtin.

No monkeying about with Armada

No monkeying about with Armada

Equipment hire companies are all too aware that their machinery and plant need to be up-to-date and well maintained.

Gibbon Equipment Hire of Blackwood, Gwent provide machinery, scaffolding and toilet and shower blocks to local authorities, construction companies and event organisers.

If the Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly want to hire loos and shower blocks it is critical that Gibbon Hire can supply the correct number for the appropriate days.

That’s why they use Armada Asset Finance to fund their requirements. Getting a decision on funding within hours and being able to complete the paperwork and pay suppliers within 24 to 48 hours makes all the difference.

Armada’s speed of service can guarantee customer retention and assist future growth.

www.gibbonhire.co.uk

Speed of service is Armada's Mojo

Speed of service is Armada's Mojo

When husband and wife, Ian & Johanna Ashford were in the process of opening a new tapas bar and cocktail lounge in Cardiff, The Mojo Lounge they came to Armada for support.

Their furniture supplier needed paying before they would place the order for the goods and time was ticking to fit in with the opening.

Ian asked if Armada could expedite the paperwork for funding the furniture – no challenge there then, we just had to operate at our normal speed.

Within 48 hours of their request the contract was prepared and signed and the supplier received their payment!

Ian & Johanna were overwhelmed –

“If it hadn’t been for Armada’s speed of service we would have lost the discount in the deal.”

Always ready to support

Always ready to support

John and Daniel Ledger of Ledger Scaffolding, East Devon, knew of Armada Asset Finance’s reputation as the country’s foremost financiers of scaffolding equipment.

Recently they decided to stop hiring all their tubing and to make a significant purchase of tubes, fittings and boards. They approached Armada for support. We were delighted to assist this company which has been established for 20 years. 

“The service and speed of Armada was fantastic.”

Dan Ledger, Ledger Scaffolding

 

                                                                            Above: China Tower, Bicton, East Devon

A successful business needs lasting support

A successful business needs lasting support

When Simon Foderingham revamped his wine bar & restaurant, Simons @ Oxfords in Southampton he, as usual, turned to Armada for asset finance. Whether he needs catering equipment, EPOS systems or furniture, Simon knows that Armada is there to support him and has extensive experience of financing the catering industry.

“We have used Armada Asset Finance on various occasions during our 15 years. We have found them to be very professional and helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Simon Foderingham, Simons at Oxford

www.simonsatoxfords.com

Putting the customer first

Putting the customer first

With the changes that have taken place in the last few years in business funding, SMEs are once again seeing the value of relationships, loyalty and service.

When brothers, Tom & Owen Morgan need equipment or furnishings for their tapas bars and deli’s, Bar 44, in Cowbridge and Penarth, they know that Armada is there to support them with asset finance.

Funding equipment over 3 years makes sense – not too short a contract to hurt the cash flow, not too long that the commitment seems endless. It suits them Sir!

 “Yet again we are delighted at the speed and professionalism of Armada Asset Finance. A very nice company to deal with.”

Tom & Owen Morgan, Bar 44

www.bar44.co.uk

Service matches expectation

Service matches expectation

At the centre of the stunningly beautiful national park of the New Forest is the village of Brockenhurst. With the Balmer Lawn Hotel and Carey’s Manor Hotel on the outskirts of the village it is not surprising that Suhel Miah and his family decided to open Bistro 26, to take advantage of the wealth and tourism in this part of Hampshire.

The Miah family already own three Indian and one Thai restaurants in and around Southampton, so with their experience they were looking for knowledgeable and supportive asset funders to finance the catering equipment at Bistro 26. Armada, with 40 years’ experience, matched their taste perfectly.

As Suhel said – “When I first contacted Armada I immediately felt at ease with the company. Everything was explained in a clear & concise manner and within days the funding for our new restaurant was in place.”

Suhel Miah, Bistro 26

www.bistro-26.co.uk

Cutting a dash with coffee

Cutting a dash with coffee

Hobbs Hairdressing in Bristol was established in 1996 and has built an enviable reputation for innovative, creative design through television, radio and the fashion industry.

Always looking to offer his clientele more than your average salon, in Spring 2013, Doug Hobbs opened the Hobbservatory Licenced Café Bar and garden under his Park Row business.

The equipment supplier to the coffee bar introduced Doug to Armada and without fuss he was offered asset finance support.

 “Having Armada Asset Finance has allowed us to invest in a top of the range coffee machine for our salon coffee bar.”

Doug Hobbs, Hobbs Hairdressing

www.hobbs-style.co.uk

The sweet smell of success

The sweet smell of success

If you want to take your lady shopping for the day and impress her with quality retail experiences, you might think of going to Altrincham in Cheshire, Guildford in Surrey or Broadway in Worcestershire. Not too many people would automatically think of Newport in South Wales.

However, Murad & Aisha Ali have created such style and quality in the Handpost Pharmacy that their retail unit would fit perfectly in any high-end high street in the UK.

With their experience of owning four pharmacies in South Wales, Murad & Aisha know exactly what is needed to be successful. That was why they have chosen to work with Armada Asset Finance for the last few years.

Murad trusts Armada to give him the support to fund shop fittings and equipment to create the image of a successful pharmacy that incorporates a perfumery.

"Armada make the whole process very simple and straightforward. A lovely company to deal with."

Murad Ali, The Handpost Limited

www.handpostpharmacy.co.uk

 

The Dusthole goes green

The Dusthole goes green

When the 15th Century stagecoaches stopped at the Kings Arms Inn at Shepton Mallet, known by they Somerset locals as “The Dusthole”, they would have been delighted and warmed by the welcome that patrons now get with the 21st Century green technology.

Having spent the day at nearby Stonehenge, watching the winter solstice or standing around Longleat Safari Park, waiting for the gorillas to perform tricks can be a bone chilling experience. To warm up drop into the Dusthole and take a coffee or mulled wine.

It was to Armada that Tony Cockayne turned for asset finance for his new heating system. A gravity fed wood fired boiler and installation was funded by Armada. Tony knows that whether it’s finance for the fit-out of his new in-house coffee shop, furnishing the bedrooms or acquiring equipment for the kitchen or cellar, it’s always Armada he can turn to and rely on.

As Tony said,

“The speed and efficiency doesn’t get better than Armada – they treated me like I was a person they wanted to know, not like a number.”

Tony Cockayne, The Dusthole

www.thedusthole.co.uk

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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