Proprieter, Kim Somal, had a vision to open a contemporary new chip shop and takeaway in the Pennywell area. In early 2016, she secured a premises on the busy residential Hylton Road, and with local knowledge and a business-oriented family behind her, Nemo’s was born. Kim approached Johnson Reed, as the UK’s most-trusted chip shop finance company, to explore the finance options for the equipment purchases and shop renovation.

Leicestershire-based patisserie producer, all about desserts, has a simple mission statement: to provide the best product at the right price, on time. Run by husband-and-wife, Craig and Clare Barton, the business specialises in patisserie; desserts, tarts, bakes, cakes and afternoon tea pastries. Earlier this year, the operation moved into a premises with the intention of increasing manufacturing capability. The facility has been kitted out with a cold room, allowing Craig to branch out further into chilled and frozen desserts to attract new clients and opportunities.

Established in 2004, the Nationwide Caterers Association is the only designated association for for mobile caterers and street food traders in the UK. We chat to NCASS Copywriter, Charlotte Vile, about the multitude of member benefits, flexible finance options and how you can get involved.

Dating back to the 15th century, The White Lodge originally stood as a coaching inn for travellers and their horses on the commute between Norwich and London. The Grade II building was passed through various owners before eventually closing in 2014, in need of some desperate renovation and TLC. Keen to restore the unique building to its prime condition, Enterprise Inns approached Grahame and Victoria MacDonald to become The White Lodge’s new proprietors.

L&L Bros Ltd was established in 2013, when the brothers embarked on a long life-changing trip across Northern and Central Italy to discover the food of their homeland. It was there that they mastered the art of making the perfect meatball, and experienced flawless Italian hospitality. The duo returned to the UK with the intention of opening their own business, keeping their new skills and values at the core of their practice.

Anyone who knows their way around Manchester city centre will know that the Northern Quarter is the area to seek out all that’s best in fashion, music, bars and cafes. It’s also the home of David Cook and Alyson Doocie, experienced restaurateurs who have been involved with two highly successful catering venues in this vibrant … Read more

Feeling peckish? If you’re in the Cheshire area you could do worse than visit one of the four carvery pubs operated by the Almond family. They’ve earned a reputation for providing top quality food and drink in welcoming, traditional and stylish restaurants. One of their establishments, the Three Bears in Hazel Grove, near Bramall, had … Read more

At Johnson Reed, we’re just as interested in helping out with the smaller finance needs of companies as we are with the big boys. A recent example saw a small high street butcher coming to us because he needed some new mincing equipment. We understand the needs of caterers and the food retail sector, as … Read more

The biggest Play Centre in the UK – underneath Manchester’s ski slope – from established Liverpool based operator called Yellow Submarine seized on the opportunity to sign a long lease in the iconic location of Manchester’s Trafford Center. The play center will be located underneath the ski slope and will have the UK’s largest slide. … Read more