Gibbons International is a marine supplies and export logistics business that has been established since 1921. They supply a wide range of provisions, drinks and hardware.
The family run business reported 40% growth since 2010 and in January 2015 they relocated to a 1.3 acre site so they could continue to expand and grow operations.
Gibbons process and pack meat products for catering and retail environments which requires them to have cold storage facilities. Having relocated to their new premises they needed to make sure they had all the latest facilities in place and up to the top standards.
With such impressive growth it is imperative that cash flow is protected and a lease facility for £20,000 allowed Gibbons to continue investing into their infrastructure without any impact on their capital reserves on terms that suited them.
The funding was secured within 24 hours ensuring that installation time scales were matched and Mr. Gibbons was kept informed throughout the process.
We believe that communication is the key to a positive working relationship.
Shire's North East regional account manager said, “Not all providers are capable of securing the capital for this type of asset however, as both a lender with substantial credit facilities as well as access to a panel of the biggest lenders in the market, we are best placed to take care of any project.”
"We have recently built a cold storage facility with funding from Shire Leasing, they offered a competitive quotation backed with a prompt and friendly service. We would have no hesitation in recommending them."
Ian Gibbons - CEO Gibbons International