Property developer acquires shopping centre

£4.7m funding deal enables entrepreneur to purchase Prospect Shopping Centre in Hull

Company Zahid Iqbal is a Yorkshire-based property entrepreneur and owner of Z&F Properties. He has a proven track record of acquiring and rapidly transforming shopping centres across the north of England. Funding Requirement Zahid secured a £4.7m funding deal with Reward to finance the purchase of Prospect Shopping Centre, a…

Leeds entrepreneurs open new neighbourhood bistro

£110,000 funding deal enables purchase and redevelopment of restaurant venture

Company: Bavette Bistro based in the Horsforth area of Leeds and owned by Alexander Jarvis and his husband Clement Cousin is their first restaurant venture following successful hospitality careers in London. Funding Requirement: Bavette Bistro secured a £110,000 funding deal with Reward to purchase and redevelop the former Little Monk…

Famous historic Bristol pub given new lease of life

Six-figure deal funds purchase and redevelopment of Grade II listed pub, The Crown Tavern

Company: The Crown Tavern pub based in the St. Jude’s area of Bristol and owned by successful landlord, Sam Gregory, adds to an already impressive roster of public houses in the region, including the famous Bank Tavern, which recently made national headlines for its Sunday Roast bookings. Funding Requirement: Sam…

Army veteran transforms Scottish Highlands hotel

Six-figure finance deal funds extensive refurbishment works at Forces Manor

Company: Forces Manor hotel in the Scottish Highlands is owned by former army veteran Tony Brown and is dedicated to members of the British armed forces, veterans and their families. Designed to cater for up to 56 guests, it specialises in weekend and longer holiday breaks, weddings, military adventure training…

Property investment group drives hotel growth

£530,000 funding deal enables Edinburgh-based property investor to unlock new development opportunities

Company: Edinburgh-based Archibald Marckay Group is the hospitality development arm of a wider group of companies that enable clients to invest in various commercial and residential property schemes across the UK. Funding Requirement: £530,000 to help the group acquire a grade B listed building in the Leith area of Edinburgh…

Cambridge micro-brewery raises a glass to its relaunch

£1.1m finance deal funds historic pub purchase and provides micro-brewery with catalyst for growth

Company: Marcus Turpin is owner of The Lord Byron Inn and Turpin Breweries in Trumpington. Funding Requirement: £1.1m funding deal was needed for Marcus to purchase The Lord Byron Inn from Stonegate brewery and relaunch Turpin Breweries after it was heavily impacted during COVID-19. Finance Solution: The pace and flexibility…

Yorkshire home buying business builds on success

£10.5m funding deal accelerates the next stage of growth for The Property Buying Company

Company: The Property Buying Company, based in Wetherby, is the UK’s largest house cash buyer. It guarantees a swift property transaction in any location nationwide to vendors facing a range of lifestyle circumstances, such as having recently inherited a property or needing a quick sale due to a chain break….

Historic shoe manufacturer goes back to school

Seven-figure funding deal from Reward enables Norwich shoemaker to launch new product range

Company: Start-Rite Shoes, based in Norwich, is one of Britain’s longest-established shoe retailers and manufacturers, operating for over 230 years. Funding Requirement: A seven-figure funding deal to enable Start-Rite Shoes to launch a new ‘back to school’ product line and drive business transformation and revenue growth. Finance Solution: We worked…

Gateshead property company builds for the future

Reward provides six-figure business funding deal

A six-figure business funding deal from Reward is enabling a Gateshead-based entrepreneur and property developer to drive growth and diversify into the assisted-living space. Dane Nicholson, Director and Founder of Zebra Leisure Lease, has various other businesses spanning motorhome hire through to window film and tint installation, but has utilised…

Funding helps ecommerce retailer go global

Bury company’s international growth ambitions accelerated by Business Finance from Reward

With the busy Christmas trading period in full swing, funding from Reward has helped a Bury-based ecommerce business expand globally. Clear Crystal, which has been trading for 10 years and is based at Bury Business Centre, is a leading online jewellery and giftware retailer and approached Reward to help it…

Tyre recycling business on the road to success

Business Finance from Reward helps Scottish tyre recycling business drive growth

A £370,000 funding deal from Reward has put an industrial-scale tyre recycling plant in Scotland on the road to increasing revenue by 92% over the next 12 months. Motherwell-based UK Rubber (UKR), which has over 40 years’ experience within waste management and tyre recycling, is utilising the working capital facility…

Manchester property developer eyes expansion

Reward funding enables Manchester property developer to move into the new build market

A funding deal from Reward is enabling a Greater Manchester-based property developer to expand into the new build market and stay on track to quadruple revenues in the next two years. Affordable Property Let (APL), the rental development arm of building firm Harrison Construction located in Middleton, has used the…

Funding helps eco-housebuilder’s win record contract

Business Finance cash injection lays foundations for social enterprise’s growth

Reward’s funding has enabled home counties-based social enterprise New Meaning Construction to unlock the market potential for its energy efficient, sustainable housing solution with an immediate contract win success. New Meaning Construction approached Reward to explore how we could help fund its goal of expanding capacity to meet the increased…

Helping a product designer bring new innovations to market

Business Finance product perfectly in tune with musical accessories designer’s ambitions

The need for short term, flexible working capital can be a major hurdle for innovators seeking to bring their new ideas to market, but not for one Scottish product designer who we were able to support through our Business Finance product. David Law, founder of musical accessories business Noisy Clan,…

Short term solution to unlock long term potential

Reward cash injection puts South Yorkshire accountants on road to expansion

With a steadily increasing client base, a change of ownership on the cards and a desire to expand geographically, South Yorkshire accountants and business advisory firm Eyre & Co. needed to boost its short term working capital to ensure it could realise its ambitions. The Doncaster and Sheffield based company’s…

Property developer brews up fresh new venture

Working capital solution brings coffee shop and social hub plan to fruition

When entrepreneur Craig Mitchell saw an opportunity to transform a redundant site in his local town into a unique café and social hub, he knew as an experienced property developer that accessing short term working capital was key to making his vision a reality. Having seen the former workshop and…

New food hall bears fruit thanks to Reward

Garden centre grows food offering

Crimple Garden Centre has an excellent location on a busy main road close to Harrogate town centre, resulting in impressive footfall. Graham Watson has owned the garden centre since 2013 and has created an excellent business with a great reputation. People travel for miles to buy his high-quality plants, shrubs,…

Retirement project breathes life into historical arboretum

Business Finance adds glamping among rare plants

When Claire Price bought Reuthe’s in Seal Chart near Sevenoaks, she was on a mission to return the 130-year-old arboretum to its former glory. Previously it had won 28 gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for its rhododendrons and acid-loving shrubs and trees. However, it became neglected and…

Plain sailing with Reward on board

Business Finance ensures boat builder not down in the doldrums

What started as a hobby turned into a passion for entrepreneur Ray Davis. He had always been interested in boats which led to a group of his friends, who shared the same enthusiasm, investing in the building of a top of the range 60-foot luxury yacht. They established Quaestus Yachts…

Syndicate hammer out deal with Reward’s help

Fast finance helps syndicate grab opportunity

When a syndicate of four successful Bradford businessmen spotted an opportunity to buy an industrial property at auction, they knew they had to have it. They spotted the potential to turn a 13,487 square foot building, on an industrial estate close to Halifax town centre, into seven smaller ones, making…

Drinks are on the house for entrepreneur

Business Finance helps progress residential scheme

Jason Hughes is a successful entrepreneur with several successful businesses. As well as retailing cars and motorbikes, he also owns the very popular indoor karting track, Kart World in Burscough, Lancashire. He spotted an opportunity to buy a derelict pub nearby, which already had planning permission for a residential development….

Restaurant serves up post lockdown success

Business Finance provides the perfect ingredient

Like many others in the hospitality sector, Ponti’s Restaurant, which has outlets in Sheffield and London, was hit hard by the pandemic. Having been in the same family for nearly 50 years, it has survived some difficult times, including several recessions. However, COVID-19 was unprecedented in the way it affected…

From a hobby to a European-wide reputation

Working capital injection engineered to grow business

Car enthusiast, Olly Marshall, certainly knew what job he wanted to do when he was younger. It was therefore no surprise that he started a business repairing rally cars when he was 21, back in 2003. This quickly developed into him building and selling them, providing support at races, and…

Turning childhood dreams into reality

Business Finance rewards passion for holiday park

From the age of six, Carol Gerrard-Hughes used to spend weekends and school holidays, with her parents and two siblings, in a caravan at Forest View in Oakmere, Northwich, overlooking the Delamere Forest. At the age of 13 she started washing up in the pub on the site and, when…

Breathing new life into historic mill

Business Finance to help create business park for SMEs

Cleator Mills, near Whitehaven, has quite a history. Built in 1800, it played a significant role in the development of rights for women workers when poor conditions and pay led to a strike by the female workforce in March 1915. At one time it employed 600 people and became the…

Helping to create 80 essential jobs in the care sector

Reward provides finance for recruitment and training

With an increasing number of patients being discharged from hospitals to free up beds during the COVID-19 outbreak, there was an urgent need for carers to look after them in their own homes, visiting them up to three times a day. Our client, Care At Home Group (CAHG), has an…

Adapting the business to provide essential face shields

Reward client able to manufacture essential PPE within budget

Jonathan Padley operates several business ventures and we are delighted to have provided him with a working capital injection to grow his holiday lets company, which he is in the process of extending to include log cabins, as well as barn conversions. However, rather than calling on our support to…

Repurposing to help fight the virus

Asset Based Solutions free up working capital to facilitate fast turnaround

West-Midlands company, Zero Point 8 has over 40 years’ experience as specialists in design, manufacture and installation of bespoke furniture for the hospitality, retail, healthcare, commercial and education sectors. The company had never specifically worked in the medical sector before but was quick to react when it realised it could…

Quickly engineering a funding package

Helping to return success to a company and save jobs

An engineering firm, which prefers to remain anonymous, had built an excellent reputation as specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of steel chimneys, as well as structural and architectural steelwork. Sadly, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit led to a fall in orders, added to which, contractual problems with a particularly…

Are you sitting comfortably?

Funding the growth of luxury outdoor furniture

If you have stayed in the top hotels, enjoyed yourself on a first-class cruise or attended an upmarket hospitality event, the chances are you will have relaxed on Akula Living’s outdoor furniture. Global brands including the Marriott, TUI Cruises, the Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina Resort and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, have…

Helping to grow a handmade jewellery brand

Supplying the silver lining to meet ambitious plans

Following a trip to Bali, Chloe Moss was inspired to make handmade sterling silver jewellery, resulting in her setting up ChloBo in 2005. The company has developed significantly since then, adding gold plated jewellery to the range and building a brand which is recognised for its ‘stackable’ and on-trend designs.

Rescuing a successful business and saving jobs

Creating a bridge to quickly reach the administrators

London City Facades Ltd is a leading contractor which designs, manufactures and installs full exterior facades for residential and commercial projects. Working with a number of well-regarded national developers in the South East and Greater London, the company provides a complete project management service, from the design phase through to final installation.

Getting a new venture off the ground

Providing financial help in the real world

Conwy-based Frontgrid, which specialises in adventure leisure and virtual reality attractions, had designed and produced the world’s first virtual reality (VR) paragliding experience product, ParadropVR. Unlike other VR attractions, ParadropVR is fully immersive and creates an unrivalled, realistic flying sensation for the user. It combines dynamic physical movement and stunning…