Continued growth in consumer orders and 3rd party contracts meant we needed to manufacture and hold increased stock.
To do this cost effectively we investigated and decided upon importing from China.
The working capital of $20,000 per import cycle every 2nd month was beyond our reserves so we considered finance.
Ashwood Partnerships were recommended to us by another company and trader who had imported from China.
From the first conversation it was clear that they understood both business and international trade. Furthermore that they were committed to finding not just a loan, but the best import finance solution for our young company.
Just like the referral we received we will confidently refer Ashwood Partnerships to other businesses in our local network.
Furthermore we are happy to provide this testimonial to them for other importers looking for finance to grow their stock, opportunities or business.”
MD, Pet lifestyle products, East Midlands.
Whilst an experienced importer we were presented with a significant opportunity which would increase our revenues by over £1 Million per annum.
This was beyond our resources and risk profile.
Since our customer was a well known, credit worthy brand, we wanted to finance regular £100,000 import orders on the strength of their order and payment history.
We contacted 5 potential providers and Paul of Ashwood Partnerships had arranged a meeting and was sitting in our Boardroom discussing our Business opportunity within 2 days of our first contact.
That speed of initial action was continued in a service that I’d describe as smooth, efficient and fully understandable. A service that not only provided us with a perspective we had not considered but ultimately saved future costs.
Like others who have provided a testimonial we would not hesitate to recommend Ashwood Partnerships to any Business that requires not just finance but a commercial solution.
MD, UK Importing Company, Oxfordshire.
We found Paul via a contact at a networking meeting and from our first phone call with him, to finding a funding solution for us, Paul has been great to work with. He understood exactly our situation, made time to get to know us as people and to gain a better knowledge of our business. He explored all sorts of finance avenues and came up with the right one for us. At all times, Paul was approachable and honest. If something wasn’t going to work for us, he would tell us, but equally, he instinctively knew what sort of funding would be possible for us. We can now grow our business more than we thought we could. As the business grows even more, we will be contacting Paul for the next funding available to us. We would highly recommend Paul and have already done so with other business contacts we have.
Director, HMO Company, Leicestershire.
We have developed a very effective working relationship with Paul over the past 12 months. As a support organisation we get many requests from Financial Advisors to gain access to our client base, however when Paul approached us, he was instantly different. He started his introduction by explaining why he does what he does for a living and the reasons were refreshingly different. Paul, like us gets to understand his clients first before finding them a solution. We know how important this is as we are both helping people make potentially life changing decisions. Paul presents himself as a professional, who really cares about what he does and the people he helps. We are looking forward to developing a strong and lasting relationship for the future.
Director, Growth Organisation, West Midlands.
As an expanding digital marketing company Paul was able to advise us on the best way to fund our short term cash flow fluctuations and we now have a great solution in place which I very much I doubt I could have worked out on my own. Paul took the time to understand our business and then our short term and longer term funding needs and was very easy to work with. I look forward to working with Paul on the next phase of our growth.
Director, Digital Marketing Company, Birmingham
We are an innovative IT & Document Management solutions company. I asked Paul to visit to discuss funding options to grow our Business.
He quickly grasped our business model, market and provided us with a number of useful growth tips using funding as the key.
Subsequently we engaged Paul to help fund stock for a new business project which he achieved within days of my phone call, keeping me informed at all times throughout the process.
I would not have known about the funding solutions had it not been for Paul’s unbiased, business focused approach.
He has my recommendation to anyone looking for, (stealing some of his words), an independent, entrepreneurial, unbiased, client focused, results orientated style of helping businesses.
Christian, Director, Midlands based IT & Document Management Company
I run a Property Development company and came across Paul’s details via a Property networking group.
Following my initial e-mail, true to his marketing message, he dealt with my enquiry in person and on simple to understand business terms focused on how I could fund my Business to make money.
I admit initially it all sounded too good to be true but he made the Application on my behalf, without obligation and managed the entire process.
Initially refused, Paul spotted the Lender had made a mistake, appealed on my behalf, and now I have access to a £25,000 facility which I can use, as I wish, for cash flow to fund property refurbishments.
If you want someone who quickly gets to the heart of your Business, deals with you as a person and genuinely has your best interests in mind, I’d recommend you speak to Paul.
Kathy, Director, Midlands based Property Development Company
Paul picked up on our business finance needs immediately and was able to offer sensible advice from his broad reaching range of financial solutions.
A fresh and quick approach enabled us to speedily access funds to grow our business. I can thoroughly recommend his services.
Nick, Director, Manufacturing Company