Michelin Star Finance. Launching amidst a global pandemic might seem like a bold move, but for Aji Akokomi, the visionary and Founder of Akoko, it was an opportunity to redefine culinary excellence. Fast forward four years and a Michelin Star later, Akoko stands as a testament to his culinary genius. Nestled in London’s vibrant Fitzrovia … Read more

Kuckoo Cocktail bar is ready to rock!

Following the resounding success of their bars across the North West and Sheffield, the Kuckoo triumph has expanded once more. This time, to Warrington and its ready to rock! Opening strategically in time for the 2023 festivities, exhilaration spread across Warrington for the unique blend of craft mixology-led cocktails and glamorous rock and roll music. … Read more

A Fresh New Look for The North East’s Favourite Chippy

  Following the success of six stores across the North East, the one-stop takeaway Gills carried out a full refurbishment of the Ponteland store. A fresh new look for the north east’s favourite Chippy. Gills have just recently announced the grand opening of the restaurant dine-in service at their latest store. The buzz of the … Read more

Described as a meeting between an LA bar and a San Diego beer garden, providing cocktails, beers and tacos, Liverpool’s newest social spot has opened for business, with the support of Johnson Reed. To get off the ground, Backyard needed furniture, bar and kitchen fittings, which required equipment finance to start the project. To maintain … Read more

For bars and restaurants, having secure finances and looking after the bottom line is your priority, more so now than ever. This means making sure that your cash flow is strong and your money goes further, to ensure you can carry on trading and making a profit, whilst keeping costs down. As we all know, … Read more

Fish isn’t the only thing being caught at the Clopton Catch. It’s fair to say it’s catchin g the attention of the locals too. With trade sky high it seems they have a great chance of landing more business in the coming months. Formerly a new start that others passed on, Johnson Reed saw the … Read more

Tender Cow Johnson Reed Mackie Mayor

Increasingly-popular Altrincham-based Tender Cow expanded their offering at Manchester city centre-based food market Mackie Mayor with new equipment and fit out finance with Johnson Reed. In order to meet the ever increasing demand, director Matthew Walsh looked to fit out the kitchens and eating areas with state-of-the-art catering equipment to help continue the great service … Read more

Johnson Reed equipment finance for The Pocket sports bar and club Rotherham

With other locations across South Yorkshire, Pete Eyre decided to expand his range of sports clubs and bars to include one in Rotherham, with some help from Johnson Reed. Pete wanted to create a sports bar with a full offering, including a pool hall, multiple TV screens, an external terrace with screens, as well as … Read more

It was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as some new ones, at the first ever virtual ENSE Conference on 21st-23rd September. Undoubtedly a new experience for us all, and one that we can all take positives from, not least the fact that we can all now consider ourselves competent ‘Zoom-ers’. It’s … Read more

Sarah Vanstone had dreams of opening a unique health food business in Colindale. However, she needed extra funding, and we were happy to help… At home with her newborn, Sarah Vanstone came up with the idea of a visionary, clean-lifestyle smoothie café in a great location with no competitors. Her business would be the first … Read more