Food supplier continues to flourish with funding

Rose Produce

Rose Produce

Cambridgeshire based Rose Produce is an importer, exporter and distributor of fresh produce, including a variety of both staple and exotic fruits, salads and vegetables from across the UK and Europe.

Rose Produce distribute across the UK and Europe. While they performed well throughout the pandemic in the UK, with an increase of 30% year-on-year, they faced significant supply chain disruption across Europe.

Santander has been a pleasure to work with to secure the level of support we need in a tight timeframe. The funding will give us a more fluid cash flow and ensure we continue to pay our suppliers in a timely fashion in uncertain times. We can continue to plan for the future with confidence and we have the agility to proactively manage further disruption.

Charlie Bester

Joint Owner of Rose Produce

With Santander’s support, Rose Produce can continue to pay its suppliers, retain its workforce and remain on a positive trajectory of growth.

The food and drink sector has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, with a shrinking hospitality sector and a small timeframe in which to sell fresh produce. But Rose Produce has performed well during these testing times, and we are delighted to be able to support the business in its next phase of growth.

Paul Rice

Invoice Finance Specialist, Santander