Ideal4Finance Commercial is helping suppliers across the UK to increase B2B sales by offering finance. Here, a leading machinery supplier describes how working with our commercial team has made a real difference to the business.
Celebrating its twentieth birthday this year, Stuart Taylor International is one of the UK’s leading ground care and agricultural equipment suppliers, based near Preston in Lancashire.
A true family business, they sell all types of grass care and ground care machinery, from tractors and diggers to ride-on and pedestrian mowers. Their customers include groundwork and agricultural contractors, farmers, landscaping businesses, tree surgeons and sports clubs.
Store Manager, Martin Philbin, deals with customers on a daily basis and knows that cash up-front purchases are not always preferred or even possible. “In recent times, particularly, businesses can be less willing to part with larger sums in one go, often preferring to pay in monthly instalments if that’s an option,” says Martin.
In the spring of 2022, Stuart Taylors became a supplier partner of Ideal4Finance Commercial, which meant their customers would always have someone on hand to help them secure a loan should they need to.
“I first approached the Ideal4Finance team in November last year, on behalf of a customer who was looking for finance on a machinery purchase,” says Martin. “It was the management team behind a local football club who wanted a ride-on mower to help them maintain all their pitches.”
Within weeks, the loan had been secured and the Club was the proud owner of a shiny new machine. “The Club said they found everyone they dealt with at Ideal4Finance to be very pleasant and professional, and it was excellent for us as a supplier to get the sale,” says Martin.
Before long, Martin referred another customer to the team at Ideal4Finance, a forestry and logging company looking for a powerful new woodchipper. Again, the loan was secured promptly and the purchase went ahead smoothly, the perfect outcome all round.
“It’s so valuable having a reliable commercial finance partner, because it can make the difference between making a sale or not,” says Martin. “I always find the team at Ideal4Finance great to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any of our customers.”
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