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Testimonials

On taking over my parent’s long established Fish & Chip shop it was quickly apparent that a full refit was in order. In the past I have always used regular bank financing for projects such as this, despite a long successful track record my own bank and other high street banks were to be polite “less than helpful”. After quick look at the National Federation of Fish Friers website I contacted associate members Johnson Reed, I explained the position and my plans, Mark said it made perfect sense and more and more successful businesses are finding bank finance difficult to arrange. After a few basic checks the finance was quickly arranged for a new Scotrange frying range, a walk in freezer and other assorted fridges and freezers. Thank you Johnson Reed.

Stuart Atkinson, The Round O Chip Shop, Abroath
Chip Shop Finance

Jamie and his team were great. When the build commenced we felt strongly that our members deserved a high grade environment with premium equipment. His assistance in funding this and liaising with the various suppliers meant we could concentrate on the build, opening the doors, getting the word out and engaging heavily with new members. As a business owner you need partners you can trust who take some of the hassles off your desk and allow you to focus on and prioritise the most important things… our members. In that respect I regard Jamie as one of our team. When Xtreme looks to open further sites we’ll turn to him again without question.

Connor Crotchett, Xtreme CSC, Cheltenham
Gym Kit Finance

There are many different ways to find finance and you can waste a lot of time putting things together for banks that then refuse start-up ventures. What was really refreshing when dealing with Mark is his enthusiasm about the project and his knack of speaking to you more like a pal giving advice, than a finance broker. He was really down to earth, which we like in Yorkshire! We wouldn’t have any hesitations in recommending Johnson Reed.

Michael Fitzpatrick, Adrenaline International, Liversedge
Trampoline and Soft Play Finance

Out of all the people I dealt with throughout start-up the process, Mark was the most straight-up person. He made the whole process really simple, and everything was as it was meant to be and processed on time.

Jimmy Hayns, Evolution Strength, Oswestry
Gym Kit Finance

I was very happy with the customer care James provided. It’s very rare to find people that are that personable and hands on. James took a lot of weight off my shoulders and I will definitely be using him again.

Lorenzo Belpassi, Belpassi Bros, Tooting
Catering Finance

Johnson Reed has been excellent. They were incredibly helpful throughout the process.

Curt Edwards, Edwards Plaice, Hereford
Chip Shop Finance

Everything has gone through really quickly and efficiently with Jamie. We’re now on target to meet the deadline we set, so it’s gone absolutely brilliantly from start to finish.

Jamie Brelsford, Spiral Colour, Macclesfield
IT Finance

It was important for all aspects of the solution to be in line with the customer’s requirements. Another key factor was the option to lease; once I contacted James from Johnson Reed, within minutes he came back to me with sign off on the lease. He also came to visit the customer in person to answer any of their questions and get the documents signed.

Ross Downing, Nevis, Bingley
IT Finance/Vendor

The service was excellent. Mark was very responsive to our emails, and came to visit us in person. The deal was sorted out really quickly with no drama whatsoever.

David Thorpe, Thorpe & Co. Residential Property Investments, Salford
CCTV Finance

I met Mark from Johnson Reed at several trade leisure events, which we both attend a lot of. He’s really personable, and great to have a chat with. He incredibly pragmatic and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and delivered everything on time, which was helpful for the fast purchase of these two sites.

James Sinclair, Partyman World of Play
Soft Play Finance

Thanks to the support of Johnson Reed we have been able to finance in excess of 150 pieces of top of the range Matrix fitness equipment, which has been a significant factor in us exceeding against the financial and social targets detailed within our business case. One of the key components of this success was the professionalism of Johnson Reed’s Jamie Collier, who not only secured us the funding quickly and at a highly competitive rate, but who also took the time to clearly understand the nature of our business prior to taking it to prospective lenders.

Paul Winrow, Everybody Sport and Recreation, Cheshire East
Gym Kit Finance

When starting a venture of this magnitude it’s important to work with the right partners and suppliers…those who are attuned, and fully buy in to what we are looking to achieve. In Mark Johnson of Johnson Reed, I’m pleased to say that’s exactly what we have.

Cliff Nicholls, Jump Xtreme, Bolton
Trampoline Finance

Jamie is the consummate professional. You can leave all aspects of a project to him and it will be followed through. His particular strength is client interface whereby he will keep your client and yourself fully informed throughout the processes. I have no reservations in recommending Jamie.

Alastair Taylor, Charlie Taylor Hair and Beauty
Salon Finance

It’s so important for a business moving forward to have access to a company like Johnson Reed that can support us and help us get the equipment we need- that’s why we’ve used them for two projects! I would recommend them endlessly. Johnson Reed are easy to deal with and incredibly helpful. There’s always someone at the end of the phone and team always get back to me to turn the deal around quickly.

Simon Hood, The Crown Pub, Hawk Green
Catering Finance

Mark was excellent and very professional. He turned the deal around very quickly and even came to visit us so he could see the business first-hand. He was impressed by the success of Funtazia, which really filled me with confidence- especially with his experience and knowledge within the soft play industry.

Helen Sproates, Funtazia, Blackburn
Soft Play Finance

Paula was very good. She sorted everything out really quickly and the various deals were fast and hassle-free.

Ken Bhanji, Fernbank Nursing Home, Finchley
Hospitality Finance

The Johnson Reed team is always available when our growing organisation needs assistance with finance. The team is helpful, responsive, experienced and reliable.

Kirandeep Cheema, All Cures Pharmacy
IT Finance

Johnson Reed were brilliant. We couldn’t have done it without them- simple as that.

Pete Rae, Elite Fitness, Scunthorpe
Gym Kit Finance

Johnson Reed were really good and quick to turn the agreement around. In fact, they were the ones chasing me rather than the other way round!

Cherell Humphires, Wackadayz, Richmond
Soft Play Finance

Paula was great. We just kept in touch with Johnson Reed until we had the premises for Jump Division and the exact figures. The actual approvals and everything came through really quickly.

Debbie Stothers, Jump Division, Wigan
Trampoline Finance

With the new efficiencies from the range itself and tax savings the new Omega will nearly pay for itself.” Johnson Reed delivered great service, were simple to deal with, and most importantly delivered a fast turn around and no hassles like the bank often propose.

Lakhver Gill, Harbour View Fisheries, Seaton Sluice
Chip Shop Finance

It would be remiss of me not to mention the outstanding help and support Johnson Reed and Paula has given us this year. She has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty and always conducted herself in a friendly and professional manner. She is a major asset to your company and we can’t thank her enough, please pass on our sincere thanks from Steve and myself.

Phil Aitken, Director, Coffee Ltd
Catering Equipment Finance

I found Johnson Reed to be most helpful when securing my finance, for the purchase of a New Coffee Machine from Majestic Coffee for my Restaurant. Johnson Reed are very helpful, I am currently thinking about using them again for other catering equipment and would most certainly recommend them to my fellow publicans.

Mark Hughes, Dog and Partridge, Oldham
Catering Equipment Finance

I found Johnson Reed to be most helpful when securing my finance, for the purchase of Slush Machine for my shop from Snow Shock. I had great service from Johnson Reed, I would definitely use you again and most certainly recommend you.

Greg, Priorslee Stores, Telford.
Catering Equipment Finance

I am delighted with the speed and efficiency that Johnson Reed have helped us get the finance we need. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new equipment in our gym, and we look forward to working with Johnson Reed when we expand onto our third site!

Daniel Summerson, Director, Be Fitness Ltd
Gym Equipment Finance

I was looking for a finance / lease for a new grinder/mincer for my business Native Breeds and had found what I wanted from Superior Foods. The Johnson Reed team guided me through the process, and I was given a great service – nice to come across a company that understands the sector and how to underwrite quickly. I would not hesitate to use Johnson Reed again and most certainly recommend them.

Peter Harding, Native Breeds
Catering Equipment Finance

Fantastic service, from initial enquiry we had a confirmation the same day, we were able to install the equipment the next morning, all the leasing paperwork was taken care of by Johnson Reed. Fantastic support for our sales force!

Diane Moden, Director, CKS Catering Equipment, Blackpool
Catering Equipment Finance

We were recommended to Johnson Reed and we’ve found them to be competitive, professional and they offered a fast turnaround. They’ve also made it easier for us by explaining in full our end of lease options in advance of signing. There are no nasty surprises at the end of the period, which we had with our previous loan company.

Banayiotis Zeniou, Fylde Fish Bar
Chip Shop Equipment Finance

Having waited patiently for over 30 days for one of our customers to arrange their own finance through one of Johnson Reed’s competitors, we felt that maybe it was time to intervene.

We contacted the guys at Johnson Reed Equipment Finance and they couldn’t have been more accommodating, the deal (£60k) was signed, sealed and the funds were in our account within 10 working days!

We couldn’t have been happier with the level of service and professionalism offered whilst putting this deal together. We would not hesitate to use them again for any size of job, we know they will endeavour not to let us down.

Trevor Skinner, Director, Marshall Catering Equipment, Wetherby
Catering Equipment Finance

Following our first conversation at the ENSE conference table-to-table rotations we arranged a meeting with Johnson Reed at our head office. Following this meeting It quickly became apparent that Johnson Reed were able to offer all the advice and support we needed to be our main leasing partner with the added benefits that the ENSE relationship gives us.

Johnson Reed take care of all the leg work and running around that can sometimes be caused by the leasing process and paperwork leaving us to concentrate on the selling aspect. This has given us the ability to offer a leasing solution that both our salesforce and our customers can be confident in.

Johnson Reed have been flexible enough to work how we need them to work and to merge well with our existing procedures and ways of doing things, thus making the transition from our previous leasing partner as easy as it could be.

For many years we have viewed leasing as a laborious and troublesome process, this is no longer the case for us.

Phil Dixon, Commercial Catering Manager, CS Catering Equipment, Leeds
Catering Equipment Finance

Johnson Reed IT finance always deliver for us in a timely manner and we get paid promptly on delivery.

Hudson Hill IT
IT Equipment Finance

I’m delighted that, with the help of Johnson Reed, our staff can move into the new premises and be warm. With the new location there have been many expenses and it’s nice to be able to spread some of the cost.

Rida UK spokesperson
Camera Equipment Finance

We were delighted that we only had to provide limited information. We are hands-on people and Mark came to the location and could also see the potential. I am delighted with the help Johnson Reed provided and we will be using Mark and Johnson Reed for our next location, which is already in development.

Andrew, Beeches Chip Shop
Chip Shop Equipment Finance

The service I got from Johnson Reed was spot on. They were willing to look at my situation in a much more favourable light than a lot of the high street banks would have done – they were not interested in my personal prospects and, because it was a new business, they just wouldn’t lend to me.

Stuart Mok
Chip Shop Equipment Finance

I have been using Johnson Reed to help finance my successful chain of pub restaurants for many years. They are always helpful and prompt with the results.

Three Bears
Catering Equipment Finance

As Johnson Reed did such a good job with our IT needs, we called them back in August last year to help us finance new air conditioning units to the tune of £15,000. We’re delighted with the speed and efficiency of their service.

Alan Haigh, Director of OPM Group
IT Equipment Finance

Before we learnt about Johnson Reed, our IT equipment was showing its age. They provided a really fast turnaround when they funded our new computers. The fixed payment arrangement meant it was easy to work into my budgets, and we are really pleased with our much-improved facilities.

Sarah Rudd, Head Teacher at Newall Green Primary School
IT Equipment Finance

Opening new premises is a busy time so it was fantastic that Johnson Reed was able to liaise with the lead contractor to make all of the finance and invoicing arrangements. Rates were agreed on the phone and I only needed a single meeting to sign the paperwork at the end of the process.

Peter Thompson, Baffito’s
Restaurant Equipment Finance

I had great service from Johnson Reed, I would definitely use you again and most certainly recommend you to my fellow professionals!

James Russell, Freelance Photographer
Camera Equipment Finance

I found Johnson Reed to be most helpful when securing my finance, for the purchase of equipment for my new shop. The timescales were tight but in the end everything was completed on time and I would not hesitate to use Johnson Reed again.

Mark, The Whiddon Fryer
Fish and Chip Shop Finance

We have used Johnson Reed for many finance transactions from IT and telecoms within our business, they have always provided a prompt service.

Tim Riley, Timberwise
IT Finance

The Johnson Reed team guided me through the process, as I understand starting a new business can be complicated. I’m pleased to report I now have a new business trading well thanks to the team at Johnson Reed.

Jeff Farrow, The Zone
Soft Play Finance

Great service, nice to come across a company that understands the sector and how to underwrite quickly.

Salty’s Fish and Chip Shop
Fish and Chip Shop Finance

We knew they [Johnson Reed] had a background in this sector and immediately, they understood what we were doing and recognised the potential. We shared our rough budget estimates with them at that time and then when we were able to be more accurate with the detail, we talked again. Mark Johnson was great; we did everything over phone and emails and when we did have any difficulties, he was always on hand straight away with a solution.

Paul and Trudy Selvester, Drake’s Den
Soft Play Finance

I contacted Johnson Reed when I was getting very frustrated with my inflexible Asset Financing arrangements  through my main corporate bank. After a short time I had financed our equipment needs at our latest Costa Coffee. This allowed more of our cash reserves to be retained in the business and has resulted, even in the current financial climate, being able to plan for three more stores to be opened in the next 12 months. When we develop our next stores we will definitely be using Johnson Reed, at a much earlier stage, for our Asset Finance requirements.

Simon Vardy, Managing Director
Costa Coffee (Sim Trava Limited)

www.northwestcoffee.co.uk

We have used the services provided by the team at Johnson Reed for our own business as well as referring our clients to them. They have managed to help fund both new company start ups as well as existing business operations. We have found their service to be extremely efficient and have always been able to provide an efficient financing solution within a timely period which has in turn made sure that our clients have received the same efficient service that we deliver and have only praised our introductions to Mark and Johnson Reed.

Bernard Verby, Managing Partner
Bennett Verby Accountants & Business Advisers

We have been delighted with the level of service from Johnson Reed when our IT systems needed upgradingThrough every stage of the process we were kept informed of our application and at any time were able to speak to Johnson Reed to discuss any concerns or questions we had. The whole process was seamless and required very little input this end, the result was entirely successful, our new software leased over 36 months with no deposit. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Johnson Reed.

Katy Shorten, PA to Network Operations and Finance Director
TaxAssist Direct Ltd

We recently approached Johnson Reed, amongst others, to finance an Office Refurbishment programme that was already underway. We wished to improve the facilities to our Customers and Staff without tying up cash on offices and furniture. Mark Johnson and his team understood our reasoning immediately and were able to offer a solution that fully met our requirements. The speedy response was in stark contrast to some of Johnson Reed’s competitors. Mark’s team liaised directly with our end Supplier and we financed office furniture and leased office partitioning.
Our expansion plans as a business will, undoubtedly, involve a continuation of our relationship with Johnson Reed Business Finance.

Andrew Jackson
Commercial Director
Charterhouse Recruitment Ltd

A big thanks to all the team at Johnson Reed who were instrumental in providing IT finance and software leasing, when we started our illustration and animation company.

Ben Davies, Managing Director
The Neighbourhood Design Ltd

When we’re looking to expand again you would be the first people we would call if we need finance again!

Samantha Pope
Director
Alexanders Removals and Storage Ltd

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