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Boost your soft play business

It’s been another busy year for the soft play industry, and at Johnson Reed, we’re incredibly proud to have been involved with so many new-start ventures, alongside the numerous projects involving existing operators and our repeat customers in the sector! As the market becomes more saturated, as operators it’s important to be vigilant and take the time to regularly review your offering to identify any areas for improvement. Here are just a few ideas to help you boost your business and bring more custom through your doors.Read More

Q&A with the NFFF

The NFFF is dedicated to raising standards within the industry through offering training at their Academy based near Leeds, in addition to self- study qualifications and the NFFF Quality Award – a scheme rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips. Join us for a catch up Media Coordinator, Robert Norris, to discuss member benefits, equipment finance and what’s in store for the fish and chip industry in 2018.

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Johnson Reed save the day for Mac Burnham Traditional Butchers

Based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the heart of the Peak District, Mac Burnham Traditional Butchers is a popular and renowned supplier of locally-sourced meats and quality handmade delicacies. The traditional butchers shop stocks a range of meats, pastries and pies. The nine-year-established family business is owned and run by Mac Burnham, an experienced butcher and featured guest on foody TV favourites, Secret Supper Club and There’s No Taste Like Home. Mac also supplies and delivers meats and speciality pies and pastries to his growing client base of pubs, hotels, restaurants and delicatessens in the High Peak.Read More

A smart start for Horbury’s The Secret Garden

Situated in Horbury, near Wakefield, new-start soft play centre, The Secret Garden, aims to offer a quality play and educational experience in a safe, supervised and stimulating environment. With many young families in the local community, the business is well-placed to attract custom and offers a range of structured and unstructured play for different age groups.Read More

Club Energy Fitness enjoy continued growth

First established in 2008, Club Energy Fitness has gone from strength to strength. They specialise in many different types of training; offering studio, cardio, performance, boxing and a ladies zone under one roof. Earlier this year, directors, Gary and Patrick, approached Johnson Reed as the business was looking to relocate to larger premises to accommodate their growing membership base. With the help of Mark Johnson, they were able to quickly acquire their desired equipment though a lease; spreading the cost through monthly repayments over a fixed term. Read More

Continued growth for gym and leisure industry

2017 has been another record year for the gym and leisure industry, according to the latest research by the Leisure Database. Johnson Reed Fitness Finance director, Jamie Collier, assesses the challenges gym and leisure businesses face as they go into the new year.

We’re seeing record membership figures, with 9.7 million fitness members in the UK – a 5.1% increase on the previous year. We’ve also seen increases in the number of fitness facilities and market value; 4.6% and 6.3% respectively. With many key metrics fast-approaching milestones, experts predict 2020 may be the ‘golden age of fitness’.Read More

The Key to a better health club

Based in the heart of Keyworth village in Nottingham, The Key Health Club is a small and friendly privately-owned health and fitness club. Under new ownership from July 2017, it has undergone some major changes and the extensive refurbishment programme across the whole of the club is now complete. With the help of Johnson Reed’s fitness equipment lease facilities, Phil and Elizabeth have replaced all of the gym’s ageing equipment for more contemporary models.Read More

6 smart ways to put loans to use in your business

Regardless of whether you’re a new-start, growing or established business, capital is one of your most valuable assets. With money constantly moving in and out of your business, it’s feasible that you might need to consider sourcing external funds to help you manage cash flow or achieve business goals. Applying for a business loan can come with a negative stigma; often perceived as a sign of financial hardship or a last resort – but this certainly isn’t always the case! On the contrary, loan facilities can be used as part of a strategic move for a business; as more of a proactive, rather than reactive, solution.Read More

Wellness well-funded

Doctor of Chiropractic, Hannah Beard, has started-up a brand-new clinic in the centre of Bournemouth, offering the comprehensive treatment programme, ‘8 Weeks to Wellness’. Amongst the somewhat-saturated Bournemouth chiropractic market, Pure Wellness’ main differentiator from the local competition is their emphasis on wellness and their ability to provide all elements under one roof; massage, personal training, nutritional advice and meditation.Read More

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