Energie Fitness’ Grand Launch wows Litchfield!

The boutique gym group, Énergie Fitness opened another phenomenal facility a weeks back. This time, in Litchfield where their grand launch wowed crowds with their unique blend of budget and state-of-the-art equipment. Énergie Fitness’ Grand Launch wows Litchfield! The moment people walked into the gym, they were amazed by the warm and personal welcome they … 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

Midland Karting races away from its competitors using JR’s Quirky Kit finance for a staggering sixth time in as many years. Midland Karting has been offering the premier outdoor go-karting experience for over 20 years, with a surface offering ultimate high-grip, high-speed racing. They have three different circuits to choose from, providing fun and adventures … Read more

Whether you’re a new start embarking on an exciting new business venture, or a long-term supplier offering finance as an alternative, we at Johnson Reed aim to help every business with their finance requirements. Here’s JR’s Guidance to our Financial Services.   Suppliers Being able to offer finance is a valuable sales tool and protective … Read more


Watch Johnson Reed’s first video case study below, or follow the link here.   With over 10 projects with VIP HQ, spanning over the best part of a decade, we visited their Birkdale site to see their latest expansion and discuss future plans! We explored the exciting new play experiences for all ages, with a … Read more

The angled tower logo, originally designed with the inception of the company, represents a twist on a traditional corporate bank to reflect Johnson Reed’s open-minded approach to the ‘quirkier’ assets traditional lenders usually neglect.

We’re often asked, particularly by new-start operators, ‘am I eligible for finance?’ Whilst the bank and more traditional lenders tend to operate by a very strict criteria, the process of securing finance with Johnson Reed is a straight-forward and much speedier process. The information required and the process itself can vary depending on a number of factors, and whilst we like to review each business case individually, we understand it can help to have some initial transparency on what’s involved. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to give you the inside track on how asset finance is underwritten and approved in the UK.

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.

Directors, Darren and Lorraine Malt, have made a series of upgrades to the facility, including the introduction of laser tag earlier in the year, and most recently, the purchase of new soft play equipment. As well as upgrading the more dated features, the new equipment has helped expand the existing soft play structures, providing a larger and more exciting laser quest venue for birthday and corporate parties. Now older children and parents can get involved too!