Client Stories

At Santander we recognise that whilst every business owner we work with is unique, our approach is always the same: to develop individually tailored solutions and build long-term relationships.

Manufacturing
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Advanced Insulation PLC

Unhappy with the lack of understanding shown by its bank, Advanced Insulation found a more understanding approach to funding with Santander

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£11M - £25M
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Food & Drink
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Alexanders

Thanks to funding from Santander, a Lincoln restaurant succeeded in fending off a major corporate competitor

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£250k - £2.5M
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Transport & Distribution
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AV Dawson

AV Dawson had big plans to capitalise on its diverse logistics portfolio – funding from Santander is seeing these plans come to fruition.

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£11M - £25M
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Retail & Wholesale
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Bag It Don't Bin It

When an eco entrepreneur’s requests for financial support went unheard, she bagged herself a new banking partner.

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£250k - £2.5M
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Education
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Barnsley College

Santander is supporting an ambitious development programme to provide a 21st century learning environment in Barnsley and help equip local…

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£25M - £50M
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Food & Drink
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Bart Ingredients

The Bart Ingredients Co. Ltd® adds flavour to its offer with a move into the wet ingredients market.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Retail & Wholesale
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Bathstore

Bathstore needed flexible banking arrangements to support its growth plans – Santander’s solutions saved the business money and set it on a…

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Food & Drink
Belu Saves Lives
Belu

How Santander helped a social enterprise take the next step towards growth.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Education
Bertram Nursery Group
Bertram Nursery Group

The expansion of Bertram Nursery Group was hampered by cashflow constraints: restructured finances allowed the company to expand

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£11M - £25M
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Retail & Wholesale
Brand Packaging
Brand Packaging Solutions Ltd

Long payment cycles and a lack of funding were holding Brand Packaging back, until Santander stepped in with a financial package to…

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£250k - £2.5M
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Food & Drink
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Chase Distillery

William Chase isn’t your average potato farmer. In 2001 he established Tyrrell’s Potato Chips, sold in 2008 for many millions of pounds. He…

Client Stories
Turnover: 
£2.5M - £10M
Real estate
City Marque
City Marque

City Marque's serviced apartments business was given the scope to take advantage of market growth.…

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£2.5M - £10M
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Retail & Wholesale
Cookson Cycles
Cookson Cycles

Santander helped a cycling retailer in Manchester meet their expansion needs

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£250k - £2.5M
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Food & Drink
Coultons Bread Ltd
Coultons Bread Ltd

Maintaining cashflow is a critical factor for wholesaler and distributor Coultons Bread Ltd. Having taken the time to get to know the…

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£11M - £25M
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Manufacturing
Croft Associates
Croft Associates

Santander’s willingness to grasp a complex industry proved a crucial factor for Croft Associates in winning a transformational contract

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£2.5M - £10M
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Transport & Distribution
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Cumfybus

Cumfybus is working with Santander to expand its passenger-friendly transport service across the North West

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£2.5M - £10M
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Agriculture
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Dent Farm

Santander helps farming family pass on the business to the next generation

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£250k - £2.5M
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Manufacturing
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Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd

A poor relationship with its previous bank was stifling potential for outdoor clothing company Equip Outdoor Technologies. Santander’s…

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£25M - £50M
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Healthcare
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Exemplar Healthcare

Specialist residential healthcare provider secures funding and support for care home ownership

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£50M+
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Food & Drink
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Findlater's Fine Foods

Luxury pâté producer Findlater’s Fine Foods found demand for its growing product line outstripping its ability to supply. Funding from…

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£250k - £2.5M
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Bio-tech
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Genus PLC

Genus capitalised on Santander’s Latin American presence and local expertise to increase its footprint in the region and expand into new…

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£50M+
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Real estate
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Grovemere Property

Grovemere Property has an impressive commercial property portfolio, which it can look to expand now it has funding in place

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£2.5M - £10M
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Hospitality & Leisure
Hart Hambleton PLC
Hart Hambleton PLC

Santander enabled the owners of a luxury hotel, restaurant, and wholesale artisan bakery to both expand and maintain their award-winning…

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£2.5M - £10M
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Retail & Wholesale
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Haskins Garden Centres

Haskins Garden Centres needed funding to achieve their growth plans. Santander Corporate & Commercial’s responsive approach allowed…

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£25M - £50M
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Transport & Distribution
Holmeswood Coaches
Holmeswood Coaches

When coach operator Holmeswood Coaches needed funding for a new purchase, Santander's willingness to engage with the business…

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£11M - £25M
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Hospitality & Leisure
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Home Grown Hotels

Home Grown Hotels has refurbished their premises in the South of England, and Santander has supported them every step of the way.

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Media
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I Like Music

As a small business lacking the funds required to reach new customers, I Like Music needed a banking partner who could grasp their…

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£250k - £2.5M
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Food & Drink
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Ilkley Brewery

How a Santander trade mission enabled a Yorkshire brewery to win international contracts

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£250k - £2.5M
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Renewable Energy
Inspired Energy
Inspired Energy

Energy consultants receive financing for acquisition and organic growth

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£2.5M - £10M
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Kingsley Health Care
Kingsley Healthcare

With sector expertise and a commitment to long-term customer relationships, Santander was ideally placed to put Kingsley Healthcare on a…

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£11M - £25M
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Manufacturing
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Macleod Construction

MacLeod Construction continues to build its business with Santander who recognises the importance of its business practices.

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Retail & Wholesale
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Muc-Off

With a finance package from Santander, Muc-Off was able to make a clean sweep of the road bike market.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Manufacturing
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Norbev Ltd

With sales linked to seasonality, Norbev Ltd. needed to think of other ways to increase year-round profitability, and find a bank willing…

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£25M - £50M
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Education
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Oldham College

Santander provided a firm foundation for an ambitious set of construction plans.

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Food & Drink
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Parsons Bakery

A 100-year-old business had an ambitious new managing director and a bold expansion plan – everything it needed, except a bank to back its…

Client Stories
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£2.5M - £10M
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Food & Drink
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Poldino's

Santander helped a family-run restaurant sustain its legacy

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£250k - £2.5M
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Retail & Wholesale
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Poundworld

Santander enabled a successful value retailer with national reach to achieve even greater growth

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£50M+
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Business Services
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ProofHQ

ProofHQ spotted a gap in the software market and Santander's backing has helped the company sell its solution globally…

Client Stories
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£250k - £2.5M
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Retail & Wholesale
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Psyche

Designer department store Psyche wanted to further develop its already successful business. They soon turned to Santander Corporate &…

Client Stories
Turnover: 
£2.5M - £10M
Manufacturing
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Quick Hydraulics

Engineering company realises its ambitious growth targets with Santander support.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Manufacturing
Robertson Group
Robertson

Infrastructure company Robertson Group needed a bank that understood how to balance a complex range of requirements.

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£50M+
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Hospitality & Leisure
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Seamill Hydro

A family-run hotel enjoys a 4-star makeover with funding from Santander.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Transport & Distribution
Skaype Footwear
Skape

Skape uses Santander finance package to expand its portfolio

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£2.5M - £10M
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Business Services
Southern Communications
Southern Communications

Southern Communications got the breakthrough it needed to double its workforce ahead of schedule

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£11M - £25M
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Agriculture
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Sowerby Farm

A sheep farming family secures their future with a farm to call their own

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£250k - £2.5M
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Client Stories
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TDB Fusion

Breakthrough funding has enabled a successful software technology company to accelerate both its growth plans and profitability.

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Retail & Wholesale
Technical Service Consultors
Technical Service Consultants

Testing supplies company TSC needed to build state-of-the-art facilities while fulfilling existing orders

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£2.5M - £10M
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Manufacturing
Engineering Technology Group
The Engineering Technology Group

John Temple had big plans for ETG when he joined the company in 2009 – and now those plans are coming to fruition with Santander’s support

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£25M - £50M
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Food & Drink
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Tossed

With funding from Santander, healthier eating place Tossed is taking its concept of delicious but healthy food to a wider market.

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£2.5M - £10M
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Manufacturing
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Vickers Laboratories

This chemicals manufacturer is now more adaptable thanks to funding and support from Santander.

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Manufacturing
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Viper Subsea

A successful Trade Mission saw Viper Subsea secure a contract and establish a business relationship with Santander.

Client Stories
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£2.5M - £10M
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Food & Drink
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Vital Ingredient

Healthy fast-food chain Vital Ingredient were given room to expand thanks to Santander and its Breakthrough programme

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£2.5M - £10M
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Manufacturing
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Voyager Systems

Santander released the brakes on cashflow for an ambitious in-car electronics company

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£2.5M - £10M
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Client Stories
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WYG

Santander helped the team behind this international management consultancy expand their capability to bid for bigger global clients

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£50M+
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