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Catering Vendor Finance

catering-vendor-financeWe have been operating in the Catering sector sourcing equipment leasing and finance to vendors for over 15 years now, and in that time we have helped numerous restaurants, pubs and bars get new catering equipment with bespoke leasing deals.

We have had great success dealing with catering equipment vendors by providing sector specialist advice and knowledge, with the ability to turn around quick deals and simple paperwork. We can help vendors with shortening their sale cycle and increase their order value, while reducing the credit risk by improving cash flow with prompt payment on delivery of goods.

Our experience in the catering sector has ranged from working with restaurants, pubs, fast food outlets, bars, hotels, food manufacturers and franchisees. We can underwrite established catering businesses and new starts for the following types of equipment, and more:

  • Cooking equipment
  • Food-handling equipment
  • Food-preparation equipment
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Epos and cash registers
  • Bespoke steel fabrication
  • Cold rooms
  • Coffee machines
There are some big advantages as a catering vendor to working with Johnson Reed to supply catering equipment leasing to your clients:

  • Deals can be accepted within 2 hours, and paid within 48 hours in many cases
  • You will have a dedicated account manager from Johnson Reed who will work with you throughout the deal
  • We will help you provide a branded service to your customers for a smooth, easy transaction
  • We consider all your clients, both established and new
  • We have over 15 years experience working with catering vendors and suppliers

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We can help you get equipment leasing for...

Whether you are looking to finance a single item of equipment or an entire refit of your premises, we promise to react quickly and access our panel of independent funders to get you answer as soon as possible. It doesn't matter to us whether you are an established business or a brand new one, we will do our very best to provide you the same great level of service.

What are the main benefits of equipment leasing?

We offer all forms of finance but we believe the greatest benefits in most situations are offered by leasing, here's why:

  • Increase your profitability — You can conserve your working capital and put it to use in other more profitable ways
  • Help your cash flow — Have the equipment you need now without affecting your companies cash reserves
  • Afford the best quality — Get the very latest equipment, don't cut corners, tomorrows technology today
  • Pay as you use — You can pay for the equipment as its used and spread the cost through its working life, i.e. over three to five years
  • Tax allowable — Rentals are fully tax deductible, so why not take advantage of this?
  • Upgrade equipment — Get the benefit of new equipment by simply upgrading the equipment or extending its current usage
  • Plan your budgets — FD's love to know repayments are fixed
  • Simple direct debit — One rental can include all equipment and ancillary costs i.e. consultancy, installation, training and maintenance
  • Keep your credit lines intact — Leasing does not affect any of your existing credit lines

What are the tax benefits of using leasing?

One of the great things about using leasing for your catering equipment is the tax-efficient way in which you can borrow the equipment. Simply offset the cost of leasing against your tax bill, and at the end of the fixed term you own 100% of the equipment! Due to the nature of leasing, your fixed repayments will mean you can spend your precious cash on other areas of your business.

Find out more about tax-efficient leasing

What is the process for getting leasing?

The process for getting equipment leasing is quite straight-forward, and includes the following steps:

  1. Finalise the kit specification with the client
  2. Johnson Reed will secure the credit from their panel of lenders
  3. Johnson Reed will provide invoicing instructions to the reseller
  4. The paperwork is signed by the client
  5. Delivery is arranged by the equipment reseller
  6. Payment of the invoice is made upon authorisation of satisfactory delivery
  7. The contract begins

Find out more about why you should choose leasing

What if I want to sell this type of equipment?

Concentrating on your core activities and outsourcing other responsibilities to the right specialists can improve your offer to your customers and help you sell more, more often.

We have a proven track record of securing vendor finance for equipment re-sellers, vendors & suppliers in many different sectors.

Find out more about selling equipment with Johnson Reed


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  • We have found Johnson Reed’s pro-active approach has ensured the leasing requirements for our customers are dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

    Director Catering supplier

  • I have used so many leasing companies to finance my clients over the years I care not to mention but these gents talk straight and if it’s a NO then at least they advise me straight away.

    Director Catering supplier

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