Johnson Reed http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:29:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simplestream hit the digital fast lane with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/simplestream-hit-the-digital-fast-lane-with-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/simplestream-hit-the-digital-fast-lane-with-johnson-reed/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:48:18 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4593 Simplestream provide the infrastructure for a number of OTT (“Over-the-Top”) live and CatchupTV services in the UK.

They provide live TV and live-to-VOD services to many UK and international top broadcasters including Discovery Networks, Scripps Networks, Box Television, QVC, At The Races and Turner Broadcasting amongst others.Read More

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pixabay_camera-408258Simplestream provide the infrastructure for a number of OTT (“Over-the-Top”) live and CatchupTV services in the UK.

They provide live TV and live-to-VOD services to many UK and international top broadcasters including Discovery Networks, Scripps Networks, Box Television, QVC, At The Races and Turner Broadcasting amongst others.

Being the UKs leading streaming solutions provider they wanted to expand into new markets while maintaining their high level of service, quality and speed of data streams.

Simplestream decided that the best option was to continue to invest in their core system and grow their stack of digital encoding kits, the equipment that packages digital content and sends via multiple streams to users on the Internet.

Here at Johnson Reed we have a vast experience of helping the digital content industry get the financing they need. We could give them a very good deal on the kit they needed and get it done in a timely manner while dealing with them directly.

Simplestream has seen a higher demand for their services than ever before and the business has experienced significant growth with new contracts, which is the reason for wanting to invest in this new equipment to further guarantee the premium quality of the service they can offer their clients.

If you would like to find out more about what and how Simplestream do please visit www.simplestream.com for more information.

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Miller Metcalfe strive for the best with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/professional-finance/miller-metcalfe-strive-for-the-best-with-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/professional-finance/miller-metcalfe-strive-for-the-best-with-johnson-reed/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:05:15 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4624 Miller Metcalfe, are the people’s choice for Property Services in the North West.  And with their network of branches across prominent locations and specialist departments such as Auctions, Commercial and Property Surveys - it’s no wonder why. The team’s dynamic approach to buying, selling or letting has been fundamental to the company’s success.

By changing the face of traditional estate agency, Miller Metcalfe have become a property services retailer, implementing multi-channel marketing programmes and embracing the very latest digital technology to reach out to their existing and prospective customers.Read More

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pixabay_cambridge-66714Miller Metcalfe, are the people’s choice for Property Services in the North West.  And with their network of branches across prominent locations and specialist departments such as Auctions, Commercial and Property Surveys – it’s no wonder why. The team’s dynamic approach to buying, selling or letting has been fundamental to the company’s success.

By changing the face of traditional estate agency, Miller Metcalfe have become a property services retailer, implementing multi-channel marketing programmes and embracing the very latest digital technology to reach out to their existing and prospective customers.

And with their growth from one to six branches – and many more planned in for 2016 – the team at MM are proving that taking traditional estate agency to a new level of service, trust and innovation really does work.

But it’s not just their approach that’s different, at Miller Metcalfe, their ethos is simple too; they take pride in what they do.

And that’s why when it comes to fitting out their branches, settling for anything less than an innovative, retail haven has never been an option.

By choosing the specialists at Johnson Reed for the financing we were able to help them achieve their retail dreams, giving them necessary funds to kit out their branches, including new shop fronts, displays and furniture. This also meant they can pay the costs over time and didn’t have dip into their much-needed capital.

With the property market already gathering pace again, Miller Metcalfe’s dedicated team and specialist market knowledge is in high demand.

If you are interested in buying, selling or letting a property in the North West, why settle for less? Contact Miller Metcalfe today at www.millermetcalfe.co.uk

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Samlesbury Hotel get gym kit boost from Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/leisure-finance/samlesbury-hotel-get-gym-kit-boost-from-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/leisure-finance/samlesbury-hotel-get-gym-kit-boost-from-johnson-reed/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:45:53 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4609 The Samlesbury Hotel is a high-quality 4-star hotel based near Preston, in Lancashire. Originally starting life as the Swallow Hotel, the 2-star hotel was purchased by Squire Hotels (owners of the 4-str Etrop Grange hotel in Manchester) in April 2013 and has since been renamed, refurbished, and now rewarded with its own 4-star rating.

Since being taken over by Squire, the experienced management company undertook a rigorous schedule of modernisation at the hotel, with ambitious plans to make it a high-end destination for guests looking for a place to stay, business people looking for meeting and conference venues, diners looking for a great meal, and even couples looking to get married.Read More

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Samlesbury-HotelThe Samlesbury Hotel is a high-quality 4-star hotel based near Preston, in Lancashire. Originally starting life as the Swallow Hotel, the 2-star hotel was purchased by Squire Hotels (owners of the 4-star Etrop Grange hotel in Manchester) in April 2013 and has since been renamed, refurbished, and now rewarded with its own 4-star rating.

Since being taken over by Squire, the experienced management company undertook a rigorous schedule of modernisation at the hotel, with ambitious plans to make it a high-end destination for guests looking for a place to stay, business people looking for meeting and conference venues, diners looking for a great meal, and even couples looking to get married.

Part of this  new refurbishment included modernising the gym equipment used in the fitness area, which was open to hotel residents as well as outside paying members. This new kit would help complete the refurbishment of the hotel and give it a modern look and feel.

We’re delighted to say that we were able to help The Samlesbury acquire the finance they needed for the new equipment, and that the new kit is already being put to good use by guests!

Alan from Squire Hotels said:

Brilliant level of service from the Johnson Reed team. They made the process of ordering and paying for new equipment both quick and seamless. We’re very happy with the kit and it has been a perfect complement to the hotel facilities. The guests love it!

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Johnson Reed get the Beach Hut set uphttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/soft-play-finance/johnson-reed-get-beach-hut-set/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/soft-play-finance/johnson-reed-get-beach-hut-set/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:53:08 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4606 The Beach Hut, Great Harwood, Lancs, is a brand new play centre that provides activities for children of all ages. Owner Mel had the dream of opening a play centre in her local area for many years and spent this time saving and learning the requirements of running such a site.

When developing the centre, Mel wanted to offer a full range of exciting activities for children of all ages in a purpose-built building that offers a multi-level soft play frame for ages 3-11, which features wavy slides, obstacle climber, sports pitch, and creepy climber.Read More

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pixabay_children-99507The Beach Hut, Great Harwood, Lancs, is a brand new play centre that provides activities for children of all ages. Owner Mel had the dream of opening a play centre in her local area for many years and spent this time saving and learning the requirements of running such a site.

When developing the centre, Mel wanted to offer a full range of exciting activities for children of all ages in a purpose-built building that offers a multi-level soft play frame for ages 3-11, which features wavy slides, obstacle climber, sports pitch, and creepy climber.

There is also an area for younger children with a ball pool, baby walkers and climbers to stimulate physical development with a café bar on site for the adults.

Being the soft play sector specialists, Johnson Reed were able to offer a large fully tax deductible deal that meant there was no charge on the property and let this new start business keep their capital.

Our finance package allowed Mel to take the business from the planning to completion stage much quicker than having to wait for the funding to be raised by other means and we happy to say that the play centre is open for business and being enjoyed by children and parents alike.

If you are interested in giving your children a treat and unforgettable family experience please visit www.beachhutplay.co.uk.

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Team Karting gets going with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/leisure-finance/team-karting-gets-going-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/leisure-finance/team-karting-gets-going-johnson-reed/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:44:15 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4599 Team Karting is a brand new indoor go-karting centre based in Rochdale. They offer thrill rides for individuals or teams of ten or more on a 325-metre track that features 12 bends. The state of the art SODI 200cc Karts are suitable for ages 15 and up and the smaller 125cc cadets Karts are available for children aged 8-15.

Customers can arrive and drive with groups of 8 or less or come in groups of 8 or more for Iron Man endurance races, corporate packages, grand prix style events and go-karting leagues and championships. To make this whole indoor centre possible they needed to raise the funds for all the equipment.Read More

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team-kartingTeam Karting is a brand new indoor go-karting centre based in Rochdale. They offer thrill rides for individuals or teams of ten or more on a 325-metre track that features 12 bends. The state of the art SODI 200cc Karts are suitable for ages 15 and up and the smaller 125cc cadets Karts are available for children aged 8-15.

Customers can arrive and drive with groups of 8 or less or come in groups of 8 or more for Iron Man endurance races, corporate packages, grand prix style events and go-karting leagues and championships. To make this whole indoor centre possible they needed to raise the funds for all the equipment.

Johnson Reed were happy to help with a deal that meant they could get the 22 go-karts, all the timing, control and race management technology, security and CCTV, signage and crash barriers to make this business one of the most exciting and well thought out go-kart centres in the UK.

We are proud to say all the kit was installed without a hitch and the place is a success with lots of birthday parties, corporate events, stag and hen dos booked.

If you want to experience indoor Karting for yourself then please visit www.teamkarting.co.uk for more information.

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My Cookie Dough is on-the-go with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/catering-finance/cookie-dough-go-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/catering-finance/cookie-dough-go-johnson-reed/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:42:23 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4602 Brand new, on-the-go desert brand My Cookie Dough has opened its first site at St. David’s shopping centre in Cardiff. The business offers their freshly baked cookie dough with a choice of toppings that are made order, along with fresh milkshakes made with ice cream and much more.

Their open plan layout means the customers can watch their products being made and have the unique option to collect loyalty points by the use of the fingerprint scanner.Read More

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my-cookie-doughBrand new, on-the-go desert brand My Cookie Dough has opened its first site at St. David’s shopping centre in Cardiff. The business offers their freshly baked cookie dough with a choice of toppings that are made order, along with fresh milkshakes made with ice cream and much more.

Their open plan layout means the customers can watch their products being made and have the unique option to collect loyalty points by the use of the fingerprint scanner.

To reach their dream of this new shop they knew they needed to get fitted out with a new kiosk, advertising displays, and the best catering and food preparation equipment, including an oven, freezer, blender, fridge, chillier, and cabinets to promote their brand and rise above the competition.

Knowing that Johnson Reed are the catering and restaurant specialists, they contacted to us directly to help get financing for this franchise. We offered them a great deal on the diverse range of kit needed and the best part was they got to keep their capital while being able to use all the equipment straight away.

The site opened on time and is very popular by the good people of Cardiff. My Cookie Dough has stated that if their success continues to grow there are plans for a nationwide rollout of the band, including five more outlets opening during 2015 and franchising opportunities soon to be offered.

My Cookie Dough told us:

We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Johnson Reed. The process has been very smooth – and it is clear that Johnson Reed are an efficient team of industry experts. We are very pleased with the quality of the outlet and appliances within, which keep our operation running efficiently. Preparations have begun for the second opening anticipated in May 2015, this is part of a larger rollout plan aiming to achieve a nationwide expansion within an 18 month period.

If you want to find out more about My Cookie Dough, please visit them on Twitter or Facebook.

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Nortech communicate with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/nortech-communicate-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/nortech-communicate-johnson-reed/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:29:02 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4596 Carlisle based Nortech are a company that helps other businesses run smoothly by offering them total telecommunications solutions. Whether it is mobilising a work force, adding a new phone lines or finding a two-way radio solutions, they will make their communications packages fit around the customer.

For over thirty years Nortech have been at the forefront of technology when it comes to connecting people for business and event management. They even offer complementary services such a car kit repair, tracker installations and mobile phone repair.Read More

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pixabay_laptop-626102Carlisle based Nortech are a company that helps other businesses run smoothly by offering them total telecommunications solutions. Whether it is mobilising a work force, adding a new phone lines or finding a two-way radio solutions, they will make their communications packages fit around the customer.

For over thirty years Nortech have been at the forefront of technology when it comes to connecting people for business and event management. They even offer complementary services such a car kit repair, tracker installations and mobile phone repair.

Always striving for the very best – and to prove their loyalty to their customers – they decided that after taking on more staff they wanted to improve their internal efficiency by buying the very latest PCs and Macs, therefore strengthening the IT infrastructure that will let staff work smarter and improve the service for the customer.

Choosing to go with Johnson Reed for financing meant they could got a solid financing deal that allowed them to purchase all the IT equipment straight away without having to use their capital and meant fixed-term repayments over the equipment’s working life.

With the new computers up and running Nortech will be future proofed in helping their customers with ICT services and telecommunication packages for years to come.

If you need mobile or ICT solutions for your business then please contact www.nortechict.co.uk for more information.

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Johnson Reed help get Active4Less’ new gym fighting fithttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/gym-kit-finance/johnson-reed-help-get-active4less-new-gym-fighting-fit/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/gym-kit-finance/johnson-reed-help-get-active4less-new-gym-fighting-fit/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:14:09 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4581 Active4Less is a group of 9 established gyms that are situated throughout the UK. With a combined number of 15,000 members, they believe their success is based on a truly unique set up. They strive to get as much member input as possible and use that to shape how the facilities work best.

With business going strong they decided to expand by opening up a 10th gym in Luton, fitted it with all new equipment provided by Startrac, Physical Company, Wolverson, and Boditrax. Read More

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pixabay_training-603981Active4Less is a group of 9 established gyms that are situated throughout the UK. With a combined number of 15,000 members, they believe their success is based on a truly unique set up. They strive to get as much member input as possible and use that to shape how the facilities work best.

With business going strong they decided to expand by opening up a 10th gym in Luton, fitted it with all new equipment provided by Startrac, Physical Company, Wolverson, and Boditrax. At the same time they decided to prove a commitment to quality in their other clients by improving the facilities in all the other Active4Less gyms. This upgrade included CV, strength, free weights, functional training rigs and body composition machines.

They decided to turn to us at Johnson Reed, the gym sector finance specialists, to give them solid advice about the best steps to take and provide them with a great deal on the funding needed to purchase the equipment.

Active4Less Director, Declan Ryan, was very happy with our service:

Your help with leasing last year was invaluable. You did great and your persistence paid off for all of us.

Here at Johnson Reed we are proud to say that Active4Less has opened their impressive 18k sqft gym in Luton fully kitted it out with brand new equipment. The gym is already a roaring success with 2100 members signed up and we hope they continue to expand and succeed.

If you are looking to get fitter in Stevenage, Hove, Uxbridge, Brackley, Dudley, Wombourne, Havant, Cirencester, Burnham and now Luton please visit www.active4less.com for more information.

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Johnson Reed helps the White Bull get set uphttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/restaurant-finance/johnson-reed-helps-white-bull-get-set/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/restaurant-finance/johnson-reed-helps-white-bull-get-set/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:11:33 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4585 The White Bull in Gisburn is a newly redevelop restaurant, guest house and a traditional English pub based in a homely Grade II-listed coaching house that dates back to 1865.

Being community minded, owner and Professional Master Chef quarter finalist Simon Salt wants this village pub to offer people the best quality fine food, locally sourced at affordable prices.Read More

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hh1The White Bull in Gisburn is a newly re-developed restaurant, guest house and a traditional English pub based in a homely Grade II-listed coaching house that dates back to 1865.

Being community minded, owner and Professional Master Chef quarter finalist Simon Salt wants this village pub to offer people the best quality fine food, locally sourced at affordable prices.

Simon has personally developed the menus and oversees everything that comes out of the kitchen. To meet Simon’s high level of service during the refurbishment, he decided the kitchen needed to fitting with the most state-of-the-art equipment available.

Johnson Reed was happy to offer him a finance deal that meant he could spread the cost of the catering equipment over a fixed period of time and bypass the banks.

Simon told us:

We are delighted with the service Johnson Reed has provided us during our recent refurbishment. Despite delays with planning permission and contractors, the equipment finance was the easiest part to arrange! Jamie dealt directly with all of our suppliers and all we had to do was to sign on the dotted line. It was a fantastic, personal service.

We are proud to say that The White Bull is open and is a roaring success. Not only is the restaurant busy but also there are a lot of booking for their private dining function room and 4 en-suite bedrooms that overlook the garden and grounds.

If you want to book a table, room or just find out the menu, please visit www.whitebull-gisburn.com.

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Isle of Wight company makes much needed changes with Johnson Reedhttp://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/isle-wight-company-makes-much-needed-changes-johnson-reed/ http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/it-finance/isle-wight-company-makes-much-needed-changes-johnson-reed/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:20:16 +0000 http://www.johnsonreed.co.uk/?p=4169 When an established company decided to buy a new office block on the Isle of Wight they realised that vital changes needed to be made to the building.

To keep up to date and improve the working conditions, they decided that a full fit out of the building was needed. This didn’t just include basics like new computers and furniture, the office needed suspended ceilings, partitioning and new flooring to bring it to their standards.Read More

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computerWhen an established company decided to buy a new office block on the Isle of Wight they realised that vital changes needed to be made to the building.

To keep up to date and improve the working conditions, they decided that a full fit out of the building was needed. This didn’t just include basics like new computers and furniture, the office needed suspended ceilings, partitioning and new flooring to bring it to their standards.

After having difficulty getting the funding for these soft assets from their usual broker, Johnson Reed was recommended to help.

Being industry specialists, we could give them a £68,000 finance deal after just a brief discussion. This allowed them to keep their much-needed capital intact and allow us to settling euro invoices from European suppliers.

With the renovation of the building a success, we are happy to say that the company has made the changes needed for it to be the perfect working environment for the office staff on the Isle of Wight.

If you want to find out more about our finance deals please contact us!

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