Johnson Reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:50:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Ainscow Hotel and Spa gets refreshed with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/hospitality-finance/the-ainscow-hotel-and-spa-gets-refreshed-with-johnson-reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/hospitality-finance/the-ainscow-hotel-and-spa-gets-refreshed-with-johnson-reed#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 14:30:58 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4840 The Ainscow Hotel is a 62-room hotel, restaurant, and spa situated on the border between Salford and Manchester. It is an informal retreat for people wanting to relax whist in the city.

The hotel it is situated in is the historic Browns Brothers building that was original constructed in 1878 as a brewery but has housed many businesses until it fell into disrepair in 1986. The current owners decided to restore this landmark back to its former glory and convert the building into the hotel and spa, naming it The Ainscow after local entrepreneur Carol Ainscow.Read More

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The Ainscow Hotel is a 62-room hotel, restaurant, and spa situated on the border between Salford and Manchester. It is an informal retreat for people wanting to relax whist in the city.

The hotel it is situated in is the historic Browns Brothers building that was original constructed in 1878 as a brewery but has housed many businesses until it fell into disrepair in 1986. The current owners decided to restore this landmark back to its former glory and convert the building into the hotel and spa, naming it The Ainscow after local entrepreneur Carol Ainscow.

Having to create the hotel from the ground up they needed acquire all the furnishings, from curtains to carpets, furniture, a complete catering solution and all communication and IT equipment. To quickly get all the equipment they needed without cutting any caution or worrying about their cashflow they decided to contact Johnson Reed to find out what financing deals were available.

We were able to offer them a split deal that covered several lenders into one leasing solution and one point of contact that focused all the costs into a fixed monthly payment. This allowed them to utilize our money so they could focus their working capital on other aspects of their business.

With the hotel now up and running we are happy that to say the hotel and spa is getting rave review in the local press and is becoming one of the go-to retreats in the city. One of the most talked about aspects is the restaurant that focuses on seasonal, local contemporary British cooking that offers their own take on fish pies, Bury black pudding and 21 day aged steak and a roof garden space with panoramic views.

Working with Salford City Council the owners have recruited 75% of their staff from the local community and offer their informal spa to locals who want to get ready and pampered for a night out on the tiles without having to go home beforehand.

If you want to find out more information about the hotel and spa please visit www.theainscow.com or drop in at The Ainscow Hotel, Trinity Way, Salford, M3 5EN.

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Why use Johnson Reed as a finance broker?http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/tips-and-advice/why-use-johnson-reed-as-a-finance-broker http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/tips-and-advice/why-use-johnson-reed-as-a-finance-broker#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4837 If you are a business looking to grow and buy new equipment then you have a few options available. You could finance it yourself, but then you can only choose the equipment your working capital affords and using the banks can be a difficult and lengthy procedure. A finance broker, like Johnson Reed, could be the best choice for your business.

With over 15 years of experience leasing to sole traders, restaurants, gyms and many more, we know the industry and our industry-specific advisors can offer you the best unbiased advice, and are always on your side. We look to build long-term relationships with our clients.Read More

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If you are a business looking to grow and buy new equipment then you have a few options available. You could finance it yourself, but then you can only choose the equipment your working capital affords and using the banks can be a difficult and lengthy procedure. A finance broker, like Johnson Reed, could be the best choice for your business.

With over 15 years of experience leasing to sole traders, restaurants, gyms and many more, we know the industry and our industry-specific advisors can offer you the best unbiased advice, and are always on your side. We look to build long-term relationships with our clients.

We are bringing back “common sense” underwriting and have a 92% acceptance rate, meaning we can help dozens of businesses every month.

Maybe you are looking for furnishings, equipment and training for your staff from more than one supplier. Well with Johnson Reed as your finance broker we can create split deal where you can have one point of contact and a single fixed payment finance deal.

If you would like discuss why Johnson Reed should be your finance broker then please get call us on 0161 429 6949 or visit http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk.

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Choosing the best way to find Financinghttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/tips-and-advice/choosing-the-best-way-to-find-financing http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/tips-and-advice/choosing-the-best-way-to-find-financing#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 13:54:37 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4833 When trying to find out the best way to fund your businesses expansion it can be difficult to work out the best way to get funding, often articles and reports can be contradictory and confusing. Even though headlines are saying that more money is being offered to SMEs through traditional banks, it can still be difficult to get quick and reasonable funding options.

Keeping ahead of your competition often means responding quickly to customer changes and making sure you have the most up-to-date equipment or changing your business décor. A quicker, simpler and more personal experience can be had from choosing a leasing option with Johnson Reed.Read More

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“Compared to previous quarters, approved borrowing [from Banks] overall was lower [for SMEs] in the final quarter [4TH Quarter 2014]” – BBA 26th Feb 2015

“The equipment leasing segment [for SMEs] saw a moderate increase of 1.0% in 2014” – Leaseurope 27th March 2015

“New fund launched offering billions to SMEs” – SmallBusiness.co.uk 11th May 2015

When trying to find out the best way to fund your businesses expansion it can be difficult to work out the best way to get funding, often articles and reports can be contradictory and confusing. Even though headlines are saying that more money is being offered to SMEs through traditional banks, it can still be difficult to get quick and reasonable funding options.

Keeping ahead of your competition often means responding quickly to customer changes and making sure you have the most up-to-date equipment or changing your business décor. A quicker, simpler and more personal experience can be had from choosing a leasing option with Johnson Reed.

Here are some reasons why Johnson Reed leasing could be the perfect choice for your business.

  1. Johnson Reed has a personal approachIf you choose financing with Johnson Reed you will have one point of contact that is a specific industry specialist, be it catering, IT, sole trader or more, that can give you advice on making the most of your financing. We focus on building a consistent, long-term relationship with our clients.
  2. More than just equipment leasingLeasing from Johnson Reed doesn’t just means you can afford the best quality equipment for your business. You can also benefit of new equipment by simply upgrading or extending its current use and one rental can include all the equipment and the cost of installation, training and maintenance.
  3. Don’t be held hostage by your working capitalWe offer fixed monthly repayments that don’t affect your company’s cash reserve, won’t affect your any of your existing credit lines, allow you to keep your working capital and offer tax incentives.

If you would like more information on leasing with Johnson Reed please call us on 0161 429 6949 or visit www.johnsonreed.co.uk

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IT Financing with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/it-financing-with-johnson-reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/it-financing-with-johnson-reed#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 13:29:09 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4829 Here at Johnson Reed we proud of being IT financing specialists. We have strong relationships with a lot of main suppliers in the industry and are happy to look at funding all possible equipment needed to grow your IT solutions business.

If the banks or other lenders aren't giving you the answer you want then there are many reasons why you should contact us for financing options. With over 15 years of experience in this sector we know what an IT solutions company needs to operate. This specialist knowledge allows us to help you manage your finances and give you the guidance you need to grow.Read More

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Here at Johnson Reed we proud of being IT financing specialists. We have strong relationships with a lot of main suppliers in the industry and are happy to look at funding all possible equipment needed to grow your IT solutions business.

If the banks or other lenders aren’t giving you the answer you want then there are many reasons why you should contact us for financing options. With over 15 years of experience in this sector we know what an IT solutions company needs to operate. This specialist knowledge allows us to help you manage your finances and give you the guidance you need to grow.

We don’t just lump all IT companies together and will look at every client’s circumstances on an individual basis. Taking note of their experience, opportunities and ability to pay back the fixed monthly repayments. We have our own lending fund, panel of underwriters and use satellite technology to see the area the business is in and how much competition they face.

Working together with the client we can usually broker a deal quickly while ensuring they acquired all the equipment they need with a suitable rate that keeps their cash flow buoyant and gives them some tax efficient savings.

For example when Adrian Meadowcroft, owner of CS Systems based in Manchester, needed to upgrade their offsite backup hardware they contacted Johnson Reed to help them.

With over 20 years experience in the industry and they needed the safest and most reliable offsite data storage for the top marketing and health care providers data. Our financing teams were able to create the best financing deal possible swiftly, which allowed them to keep their working capital to grow their sales team and take advantage of tax breaks.

Having worked with the whole team from JR for many years now, it was a simple decision to place my finance requirement with them. We have now increased out recurring income 3 fold with Johnson Reed’s help and my cash has been used to grow the sales team. Thanks!
Adrian Meadowcroft, Owner

If you would like to know more about how Johnson Reed can help improve your IT business by upgrading your equipment please get in touch with us today on 0161 429 6949 or www.johnsonreed.co.uk.

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Johnson Reed help the Seagull’s Ocean Boat fry the competitionhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/fish-and-chip-shops-finance/johnson-reed-help-the-seagulls-ocean-boat-fry-the-competition http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/fish-and-chip-shops-finance/johnson-reed-help-the-seagulls-ocean-boat-fry-the-competition#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 10:28:26 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4826 When experienced businessman Mr Spiros Bojouri recently took over the established fish and chip shop The Seagull's Ocean Boat in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, he had plans to improve this popular business.

Understanding quality is important in the catering industry he decided to completely revamp this fish bar and take away. This included replacing the old fryer with a new bespoke Hopkins four-pan high-efficiency country frying range and having a custom made curved glass hot and cold display cabinet built.Read More

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When experienced businessman Mr Spiros Bojouri recently took over the established fish and chip shop The Seagull’s Ocean Boat in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, he had plans to improve this popular business.

Understanding quality is important in the catering industry he decided to completely revamp this fish bar and take away. This included replacing the old fryer with a new bespoke four-pan high-efficiency country frying range and having a custom made curved glass hot and cold display cabinet built.

To undertake this renovation Mr Bojouri contacted one of our catering finance specialists here at Johnson Reed to give him a fixed payment deal that didn’t need a deposit, offered a great tax break and much of the interest payable from the loan ended up being offset.

With the renovations completed and the fryers hard at work, we are proud to say the changes in The Seagull’s Ocean Boat has made a dramatic improvement to look of the chip shop and business is booming.

If you would like to sample the fried food Mr Spiros Bojouri and The Seagull’s ocean boat has to offer please visit them at 67 Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW.

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Keeping control of your company’s cash flow with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/finance-news/keeping-control-of-your-companys-cash-flow-with-johnson-reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/finance-news/keeping-control-of-your-companys-cash-flow-with-johnson-reed#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 10:18:53 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4822 A business will always have overheads such as rent, staff, and rates. Making sure these bills don't get the best of you and keeping your cash flow under control can sometimes be difficult. Here at Johnson Reed we want you to succeed so we have come up with some simple steps of how you can keep control.

The future of your business depends on preparation. This is a key factor for your business to grow. Planning a business expansion or preparing to face stiff competition in your sector means investment. It can be easy to lose control of your cash flow when you don't plan ahead.Read More

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A business will always have overheads such as rent, staff, and rates. Making sure these bills don’t get the best of you and keeping your cash flow under control can sometimes be difficult. Here at Johnson Reed we want you to succeed so we have come up with some simple steps of how you can keep control.

The future of your business depends on preparation. This is a key factor for your business to grow. Planning a business expansion or preparing to face stiff competition in your sector means investment. It can be easy to lose control of your cash flow when you don’t plan ahead.

Also monitor your business’s current cash flow and don’t let other people’s debt issues affect your business by carrying out credit checks on customers.

When you need to expand by purchasing new equipment or fittings you should talk to your supplier about a leasing option. Johnson Reed’s Fixed payment financing, with a single point of contact, will give you a clear example of what it will cost, when you need to pay it, and it won’t affect your current cash flow.

Flexible payment is often more sensible than a discount for early payment deal because it allows you to take full advantage of the payment terms and keeps it simple when you need to monitor your cash flow for changes.

If you would like to know more information about how to keep your cash flow under control or a Johnson Reed lease, then please contact us on 0161 429 6949 today to see how we can help.

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How Johnson Reed helps suppliers do more businesshttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/restaurant-finance/how-johnson-reed-helps-suppliers-do-more-business http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/restaurant-finance/how-johnson-reed-helps-suppliers-do-more-business#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 08:19:07 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4650 For over 15 years Johnson Reed have been helping our suppliers to grow and do more business. We are not content with just simply processing finance; we want to actively help them secure their orders.

Through our “Just Lease It” business plan we support our suppliers with dedicated account managers for each sector. We also offer a single point of contact from the initial enquiry to final payout, which increases the speed of acceptance and provides a smooth, easy transaction.Read More

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johnson-reed-ense-award-2015For over 15 years Johnson Reed have been helping our suppliers to grow and do more business. We are not content with just simply processing finance; we want to actively help them secure their orders.

Through our “Just Lease It” business plan we support our suppliers with dedicated account managers for each sector. We also offer a single point of contact from the initial enquiry to final payout, which increases the speed of acceptance and provides a smooth, easy transaction.

This commitment to suppliers has not gone unnoticed. After our catering division increased lease turnover through the UK’s premier buying consortium ENSE by over 50% in 2014 we are proud to have been chosen for an “Award For Outstanding Performance.”

This is a marvelous achievement only made possible by the efforts of all the team at Johnson Reed, and demonstrates our commitment not only to ENSE and the members, but the catering and hospitality sectors in particular.
David Gadsden, Johnson Reed’s National Accounts Manager

Our drive to help every new and established business get the equipment they need to provide the best possible service for their customers has a direct reflection on our supplier’s turnover. We have a proven track record of increasing order values, shortening sales cycles and improving cash flow with prompt payment on delivery of goods.

If you are distributor, manufacturer or supplier please get in touch with us at Johnson Reed to see what our “Just Lease It” deal can do for your business.

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Secure more sales with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/plant-and-machinery-finance/secure-more-sales-with-johnson-reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/plant-and-machinery-finance/secure-more-sales-with-johnson-reed#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:32:58 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4662 We all know a business needs to make sales to survive; securing a client purchase is key. You can offer them discounts, extra help, free fitting or specific knowledge on the subject but if the buyers cash flow isn't there you will run into issues.

But don’t worry, that’s where Johnson Reed can help you. Vendors who use financing as a tool can not only successfully gain a sale, but it can increase the amount of equipment purchased and even lead to repeat sales.Read More

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johnson-reed-mark-and-jamieWe all know a business needs to make sales to survive; securing a client purchase is key. You can offer them discounts, extra help, free fitting or specific knowledge on the subject but if the buyers cash flow isn’t there you will run into issues.

But don’t worry, that’s where Johnson Reed can help you. Vendors who use financing as a tool can not only successfully gain a sale, but it can increase the amount of equipment purchased and even lead to repeat sales.

You might ask how can promoting the option of financing can do this? Well with Johnson Reed your customers will have the option to order the equipment they need rather than the equipment their current cash flow can afford. You can also mention to them that they can spread the payments over time with fixed cost, tax-deductible monthly payments, which could lead your client to worry less about their budget and buy more equipment sooner.

Having the option to mix your physical products with training and maintenance options together as one financing option can make a sale more straight-forward and affective.

We also offer to one-on-one or group lessons for your team on how to confidently talk about financing as a sales tool, and our vendors receive rewards through our “JR Card Scheme” for bringing more customers into financing.

Financing shouldn’t be used as an afterthought option; it can be an integral tool for vendors, suppliers and manufacturers to make quicker and easier sales to clients.  If you would like to find out more information please call us today or please visit http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/vendor-finance/

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Johnson Reed will be making connections at the CEDA Conferencehttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/catering-finance/johnson-reed-will-be-making-connections-at-the-ceda-conference http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/catering-finance/johnson-reed-will-be-making-connections-at-the-ceda-conference#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:20:30 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4656 Johnson Reed will be meeting up with the key decision makers in the Hospitality Industry for the annual Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) conference in Oxfordshire.

Our Managing Director Mark Johnson, National Accounts Manager Dave Gadsden and Lease Manager Ian Gage will be networking with top consultants, distributors, representatives and manufacturers over the two-day event.Read More

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Johnson Reed will be meeting up with the key decision makers in the Hospitality Industry for the annual Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) conference in Oxfordshire.

Our Managing Director Mark Johnson, National Accounts Manager Dave Gadsden and Lease Manager Ian Gage will be networking with top consultants, distributors, representatives and manufacturers over the two-day event.

The CEDA conference is widely recognised as the premier event of the year and is hosted by the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), CEDA and Cedabond. Taking place on the 24th and 25th of April at the Crown Plaza Hotel, there will be plenty of business seminars, workshops and the famous Grand Prix Awards evening.

Being Catering Industry Financing specialists and proud members of CEDA, Cedabond and ENSE, we look forward to spending two busy days sharing our passion for the catering sector with our current and prospective clients, suppliers, manufacturers, friends and colleagues.

If you want to find out more about the CEDA conference please visit www.cedaconference.co.uk.

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RJT Structures build a solid foundation with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/construction-finance/rjt-structures-build-a-solid-foundation-with-johnson-reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/construction-finance/rjt-structures-build-a-solid-foundation-with-johnson-reed#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:26:55 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4659 RJT Structures, established in 2010 is a Steelworks and Fabrication company based in Shipley, Bradford. Director Richard Taylor and his team specialise in metal and steel preparation, fabrication and welding for the construction industry.

Understanding that preparation is key to doing the work, Richard knew keeping the back office IT solutions up-to-date was integral to providing the quickest and most efficient services for their clients.Read More

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wikimedia_Inside_SuiteRJT Structures, established in 2010 is a Steelworks and Fabrication company based in Shipley, Bradford. Director Richard Taylor and his team specialise in metal and steel preparation, fabrication and welding for the construction industry.

Understanding that preparation is key to doing the work, Richard knew keeping the back office IT solutions up-to-date was integral to providing the quickest and most efficient services for their clients.

Making the decision to upgrade their ageing servers, computer and monitors with the best quality and hi-tech hardware available, they contacted Johnson Reed to help with the financing.

Being IT financing specialists we could help them get the very latest equipment financed with a very quick turnaround and only one point of contact. The deal allowed them fixed payments over a three-year period that suited their budget and kept all their credit lines intact.

With their IT equipment in place the business has shown a commitment to giving the best possible service for their clients. If you wish to find out more about RJT Structures please visit http://rjtstructures.co.uk.

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