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Who we are


At Johnson Reed, we help our clients to reach their extraordinary by making their investments reality. 


We are not a flash in the pan, we’re a highly experienced business finance company offering business loans, equipment leasing, asset finance and Quirky kit® solutions. We deal in a number of varied sectors, including CateringChip Shops, ConstructionGym and FitnessIT Finance, Medical, Software, to name a few.


Our head office is based in Stockport, South Manchester and we have clients all across the UK.

 


Our approach is common sense decision-making, person-to-person, business-to-business. In fact, 95% of our underwriting is manual, informed by our high-tech IT systems and an experienced, reliable team. It’s the best of both worlds. You get the best deals, quickly and efficiently, whilst maintaining your credit rating.

Mark Johnson,
Managing Director, Johnson Reed

Who we are

 

At Johnson Reed, we help our clients to reach their extraordinary by making their investments reality.

We are not a flash in the pan, we’re a highly experienced business finance company offering business loans, equipment leasing, asset finance and Quirky kit® solutions. We deal in a number of varied sectors, including CateringChip Shops, ConstructionGym and FitnessIT Finance, Medical, Software, to name a few.

Our head office is based in Stockport, South Manchester and we have clients all across the UK.

 

 

Our approach is common sense decision-making, person-to-person, business-to-business. In fact, 95% of our underwriting is manual, informed by our high-tech IT systems and an experienced, reliable team. It’s the best of both worlds. You get the best deals, quickly and efficiently, whilst maintaining our credit rating.

Mark Johnson,
Managing Director, Johnson Reed

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Why Johnson Reed?

What Johnson Reed can offer:

 

  • Single item or total refurb/fit-out
  • Quick turnaround and answer
  • Full panel of independent funders
  • Finance for new businesses and start-ups
  • Finance for established businesses
  • Support from start to end of lease
  • Great service

     

    We can help you get finance for:

     

    • Catering equipment – finance for restaurants, chip shops, coffee shops, cafés
    • Fitness equipment – finance for gyms, studios, personal trainers, crossfit, lesiure centres, boxing clubs, sports clubs
    • IT equipment – finance for offices, businesses, software, hardware, office equipment, commercial equipment, fit-outs, system management
    • Soft play equipment – finance for soft play, play areas, child-friendly areas, lesiure centres, playgrounds, day-care
    • Chip shop equipment – finance for chip shops including fryers, ovens, refrigeration, freezers
    • Fit-out equipment – finance for entire fit-outs, total refurbishments, overhaul including restaurants, gyms, fitness centres, offices
    • Check out our full list of sectors we help finance

    Meet our team

     

    Mark Johnson

    Managing Director

    The tallest man in finance has over 20 years’ experience, so there isn’t much that Mark doesn’t know about finance and leasing! Mark is always at 100mph, which works well as his spare time is taken up chasing after his two daughters or participating in a triathlon – when his knees let him. Despite being a fitness fanatic, training often goes out the window when visiting catering clients!

    Carol Seery
    Operations Director

    Carol has been a member of the ‘Johnson family’ for 30 years, originally working with Mark Johnson’s Father. As Johnson Reed’s Operations Director, she’s involved in most things across the company, ensuring the office runs smoothly and the team are in check. You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Carol loves trips around the world, but you might be surprised to hear she’s had a few scary moments, so ensuring Johnson Reed runs smoothly is second nature!


    Jamie Collier
    Director

    Jamie fell into the finance industry many moons ago after graduating from The University of Bath, joining Johnson Reed when we were a small team back in 2005. Jamie is a self-confessed numbers geek but also a sports enthusiast, spending his spare time playing football, climbing or snowboarding or spending time with his wife and children.

    Adrian Barrett Johnson Reed

    Adrian Barratt
    Senior Account Manager

    Adrian has been a part of Johnson Reed for 15 years so is a fountain of knowledge for all things leasing and financing, making him the go to guy for everyone. As a lover of holidays, you’ll often hear him telling one of his many interesting getaway stories. When he’s not travelling the world, Adrian loves good food and drink and playing on his brand new PS5.

    Ian Gage
    Area Director

    Ian has been a part of the Johnson Reed team for a number of years so there’s not much he doesn’t know about the finance industry. A specialist in the catering sector, you’ll tend to see Ian representing Johnson Reed at the catering events and conferences up and down the country. Outside of work Ian is often nipping off on holiday or watching his beloved Manchester City on television.

    James Wells
    Sales Manager

    James graduated from Edge Hill University with a degree in Law and Criminology before jumping into the world of asset and vehicle finance. A book of knowledge in the office, especially when it comes to fit outs, there is not much James doesn’t know about leasing. A lively, friendly and energetic individual, James pours his remaining energy into his wife and 2 children, although summer months are spent relieving his stress on the cricket pitch.

    Simeon Duffy

    Sales Manager

    Before joining us at Johnson Reed, Sim graduated University with an Economics degree, and 3 years Business Development under his belt. He is an enthusiastic and valuable addition to our sales team. However, don’t leave your desk unattended when Sim is in the office, as he is often found playing pranks on the rest of the Johnson Reed team!

     

    Antony Rowland
    Sales Executive 

    With 10 years of sales experience listed on his CV after graduating from London Metropolitan University, Antony is part of our Sales team. Although he loves the sound of his own voice in the office, he tends to be a little quieter at weekends, where he can be mainly found on the rugby pitch, enjoying concerts or taking in a show at the theatre, often with a large rum in his hand.

    Peter Phillipson

    Internal Sales Executive 

    Pete is one of our Sales Executives and he brings over 10 years of experience to the team. A stand-up comedian in his spare time, Pete is the office joker, often cracking some financed based one liners. When he’s not at Johnson Reed or telling jokes on stage, Pete can be found in the gym or grooming his well-maintained beard.

     

    Ashlea Dutton
    Accounts Administrator

    Ashlea is our accounts administrator, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous accounting roles and looks after our in-house lending accounts. When she’s not crunching numbers, Ashlea can be found drinking a hot chocolate and doting on her son and dog.

     

     

    Stephanie Lendon

    Administration Coordinator 

    Steph is our admin coordinator, but beyond that is an avid gym goer, occasional kickboxer and exceptional baker, with several strings to her bow. Steph is as versatile as they come, which comes in handy when dealing with everything leasing and financing at Johnson Reed.

    Jessica Leavy
    Administrator 

    Jess is one of our Administrators and there isn’t much about Johnson Reed which she doesn’t know. With a bustling social life of rugby, singing, going to the gym and socialising with friends, we aren’t sure how Jess fits the time in to work as well. Despite being constantly on the go, Jess enjoys reading, especially the Harry Potter book series, which she’s read over 30 times.

    Hannah Dance
    Administrator 

    Part of our administration team, Hannah is a University of Manchester graduate that came to the area for University and decided to stay for her love of the city. With a varied range of hobbies, Hannah spends much of her spare time playing video games, roller skating and looking after her kitten, Julius Caesar – just all not at once we hope!

    Samantha Alves
    Accounts Administrator 

    As a dab hand at all things accounts, Sam enjoys a more relaxing life outside of work. Looking after her family and kitten is top of her priorities, however when she does get some time to herself, Sam enjoys reading and films.

    Lydia Morton

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    After graduating with an Events Management degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Lydia wasted no time in jumping into the wonderful world of marketing. A lover of good food and drink, you will often find her in a bar or restaurant, or poorly attempting to cook in her own kitchen.

    Our clients

    If you’re just starting out or an established business that is looking to improve and expand. We are here to help you!

    Whether it’s short-term cash you need to help fund a VAT return over three months, or you’re embarking on strategic expansion which requires a longer-term cash flow loan, Johnson Reed has the solution for you.

    Take a look at some of our case studies and find out why businesses and suppliers choose Johnson Reed.

     

    Our heritage

    Johnson Reed was founded in 1999 by our Managing Director Mark Johnson. Since then over 4,000 business owners have put their trust in us. We’re proud that 30% of all clients have needed finance for a start-up or developing business and that we’ve helped them to prosper and create new opportunities. It’s incredibly satisfying to see our clients able to achieve their goals, when so often funding isn’t available through banks.

    Every business is different. So too is their journey. Along the way, business and equipment finance needs will almost certainly change. We’re experienced in helping all types of businesses, from small to large and provide the right solutions at the right time to help our clients reach their goals.

    Our money


    Trusted by banks and lending institutions all over the globe, Johnson Reed checks the market to ensure the best rates and service for our clients.

    We deal with over 40 UK and international lenders. We also work with many boutique lenders to help secure your ‘quirky deals’ (when so often banks will say no). We believe in our clients – that’s why at Johnson Reed we also lend over £3 million per year of our own funds to the UK market.

    Our people


    We get a real buzz from helping clients to achieve their goals. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning! You’ll find us enthusiastic and passionate about what we do, always aiming to exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Wherever you are on your business journey, our team of experienced professionals are on your side when it comes to finance applications. So give us a call and see how we can help you.

    hide
    Why Johnson Reed?

    What Johnson Reed can offer:

     

    • Single item or total refurb/fit-out
    • Quick turnaround and answer
    • Full panel of independent funders
    • Finance for new businesses and start-ups
    • Finance for established businesses
    • Support from start to end of lease
    • Great service

       

      We can help you get finance for:

       

      • Catering equipment – finance for restaurants, chip shops, coffee shops, cafés
      • Fitness equipment – finance for gyms, studios, personal trainers, crossfit, lesiure centres, boxing clubs, sports clubs
      • IT equipment – finance for offices, businesses, software, hardware, office equipment, commercial equipment, fit-outs, system management
      • Soft play equipment – finance for soft play, play areas, child-friendly areas, lesiure centres, playgrounds, day-care
      • Chip shop equipment – finance for chip shops including fryers, ovens, refrigeration, freezers
      • Fit-out equipment – finance for entire fit-outs, total refurbishments, overhaul including restaurants, gyms, fitness centres, offices
      • Check out our full list of sectors we help finance

        Meet our team

        Mark Johnson

        Managing Director

        The tallest man in finance has over 20 years’ experience, so there isn’t much that Mark doesn’t know about finance and leasing! Mark is always at 100mph, which works well as his spare time is taken up chasing after his two daughters or participating in a triathlon – when his knees let him. Despite being a fitness fanatic, training often goes out the window when visiting catering clients!

        Carol Seery
        Operations Director

        Carol has been a member of the ‘Johnson family’ for 30 years, originally working with Mark Johnson’s Father. As Johnson Reed’s Operations Director, she’s involved in most things across the company, ensuring the office runs smoothly and the team are in check. You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Carol loves trips around the world, but you might be surprised to hear she’s had a few scary moments, so ensuring Johnson Reed runs smoothly is second nature!


        Jamie Collier
        Director

        Jamie fell into the finance industry many moons ago after graduating from The University of Bath, joining Johnson Reed when we were a small team back in 2005. Jamie is a self-confessed numbers geek but also a sports enthusiast, spending his spare time playing football, climbing or snowboarding or spending time with his wife and children.

        Adrian Barrett Johnson Reed

        Adrian Barratt
        Senior Account Manager

        Adrian has been a part of Johnson Reed for 15 years so is a fountain of knowledge for all things leasing and financing, making him the go to guy for everyone. As a lover of holidays, you’ll often hear him telling one of his many interesting getaway stories. When he’s not travelling the world, Adrian loves good food and drink and playing on his brand new PS5.

        Ian Gage
        Area Director

        Ian has been a part of the Johnson Reed team for a number of years so there’s not much he doesn’t know about the finance industry. A specialist in the catering sector, you’ll tend to see Ian representing Johnson Reed at the catering events and conferences up and down the country. Outside of work Ian is often nipping off on holiday or watching his beloved Manchester City on television.


        James Wells
        Sales Manager

        James graduated from Edge Hill University with a degree in Law and Criminology before jumping into the world of asset and vehicle finance. A book of knowledge in the office, especially when it comes to fit outs, there is not much James doesn’t know about leasing. A lively, friendly and energetic individual, James pours his remaining energy into his wife and 2 children, although summer months are spent relieving his stress on the cricket pitch.

         

        Simeon Duffy
        Sales Manager

        Before joining us at Johnson Reed, Sim graduated University with an Economics degree, and 3 years Business Development under his belt. He is an enthusiastic and valuable addition to our sales team. However, don’t leave your desk unattended when Sim is in the office, as he is often found playing pranks on the rest of the Johnson Reed team!

         

        Ashlea Dutton
        Accounts Administrator

        Ashlea is our accounts administrator, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous accounting roles and looks after our in-house lending accounts. When she’s not crunching numbers, Ashlea can be found drinking a hot chocolate and doting on her son and dog.

         

         

         

        Stephanie Lendon

        Administration Coordinator 

        Steph is our admin coordinator, but beyond that is an avid gym goer, occasional kickboxer and exceptional baker, with several strings to her bow. Steph is as versatile as they come, which comes in handy when dealing with everything leasing and financing at Johnson Reed.

        Jessica Leavy
        Administrator 

        Jess is one of our Administrators and there isn’t much about Johnson Reed which she doesn’t know. With a bustling social life of rugby, singing, going to the gym and socialising with friends, we aren’t sure how Jess fits the time in to work as well. Despite being constantly on the go, Jess enjoys reading, especially the Harry Potter book series, which she’s read over 30 times.

        Antony Rowland
        Sales Executive 

        With 10 years of sales experience listed on his CV after graduating from London Metropolitan University, Antony is part of our Sales team. Although he loves the sound of his own voice in the office, he tends to be a little quieter at weekends, where he can be mainly found on the rugby pitch, enjoying concerts or taking in a show at the theatre, often with a large rum in his hand.

        Peter Phillipson

        Internal Sales Executive

        Pete is one of our Sales Executives and he brings over 10 years of experience to the team. A stand-up comedian in his spare time, Pete is the office joker, often cracking some financed based one liners. When he’s not at Johnson Reed or telling jokes on stage, Pete can be found in the gym or grooming his well-maintained beard.

        Hannah Dance

        Administrator

        Part of our administration team, Hannah is a University of Manchester graduate that came to the area for University and decided to stay for her love of the city. With a varied range of hobbies, Hannah spends much of her spare time playing video games, roller skating and looking after her kitten, Julius Caesar – just all not at once we hope!

        Samantha Alves

        Accounts Administrator

        As a dab hand at all things accounts, Sam enjoys a more relaxing life outside of work. Looking after her family and kitten is top of her priorities, however when she does get some time to herself, Sam enjoys reading and films.

        Lydia Morton

        Marketing and Communications Manager 

        After graduating with an Events Management degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Lydia wasted no time in jumping into the wonderful world of marketing. A lover of good food and drink, you will often find her in a bar or restaurant, or poorly attempting to cook in her own kitchen.

        Our clients

        If you’re just starting out or an established business that is looking to improve and expand. We are here to help you!

        Whether it’s short-term cash you need to help fund a VAT return over three months, or you’re embarking on strategic expansion which requires a longer-term cash flow loan, Johnson Reed has the solution for you.

        Take a look at some of our case studies and find out why businesses and suppliers choose Johnson Reed.

        Our heritage

        Johnson Reed was founded in 1999 by our Managing Director Mark Johnson. Since then over 4,000 business owners have put their trust in us. We’re proud that 30% of all clients have needed finance for a start-up or developing business and that we’ve helped them to prosper and create new opportunities. It’s incredibly satisfying to see our clients able to achieve their goals, when so often funding isn’t available through banks.

        Every business is different. So too is their journey. Along the way, business and equipment finance needs will almost certainly change. We’re experienced in helping all types of businesses, from small to large and provide the right solutions at the right time to help our clients reach their goals.

        Our money


        Trusted by banks and lending institutions all over the globe, Johnson Reed checks the market to ensure the best rates and service for our clients.

        We deal with over 40 UK and international lenders. We also work with many boutique lenders to help secure your ‘quirky deals’ (when so often banks will say no). We believe in our clients – that’s why at Johnson Reed we also lend over £3 million per year of our own funds to the UK market.

        Our people


        We get a real buzz from helping clients to achieve their goals. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning! You’ll find us enthusiastic and passionate about what we do, always aiming to exceed our clients’ expectations.

        Wherever you are on your business journey, our team of experienced professionals are on your side when it comes to finance applications. So give us a call and see how we can help you.

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