Join Key Finance at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo

Coffee Shop Innovation Expo is the only event dedicated to helping professionals working across the café, coffee shop and catering industries to grow their business. The event is free to attend and takes place on the 26th & 27th of September 2017 at ExCeL, London.

We'll be there on Stand 311, with details of three innovative ways to finance the growth of your coffee shop, hospitality or catering business - Fit Out Funder, Software Funder and our Vendor Programme.

Order your free tickets now via the website.

Here’s a snippet of what’s on offer at Europe’s leading event for innovation in the coffee sector:

●    Learn how to stand out in today’s highly competitive £8.9 billion industry by discovering the hottest new ideas to transform the way you engage with your customers
●    Meet a whole host of marketing experts and learn how to attract lots of new clients
●    Stay up-to-date with market trends by obtaining the techniques, tools and strategies that are breaking new ground in an industry that is currently evolving at an extraordinary rate
●    Benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with over 3,000 industry professionals
●    Take in exclusive seminars from an exceptional array of pioneering coffee shop business experts

Find out how to build a coffee shop empire by taking advantage of the show’s amazing line-up, including over 200 of the most cutting-edge suppliers, interactive features, networking opportunities, 1-2-1 expert advice, 150 seminars led by the industry’s most influential figures and much more!

Plus, the show runs alongside no fewer than 6 leading hospitality events, which showcase the very latest in design, technology and innovation across the breadth of the sector, including Restaurant Design Show, the UK's largest and most comprehensive event specifically aimed at restaurant, bar and café interior designers and Restaurant Tech Live, Europe’s leading event for the technologies that are breaking new ground in the restaurant sector. You can find out more information on all of the six shows at www.restaurantbusinessshow.com.

Register now for your free ticket to Coffee Shop Innovation at www.cafebusinessshow.co.uk.

Meet with Key Finance at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo!

We’re excited to be exhibiting at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo, which is taking place on September 26th & 27th 2017 at the ExCel in London.

If you’re attending, come and find us at Stand 311 - We’ll have some, ahem, freshly ground coffee-based refreshments, plus three innovative business finance tools for the complete funding of core and associated costs for a variety of essential projects in the café, coffee shop and catering industries.

Here's a quick taster of what we'll have brewing on the show floor:

Shopfit Funder: We can provide funding across a huge variety of projects to the catering industry, including shop builds, shop fits and shop refits, in addition to the build and maintenance of warehouse and distribution centres – encompassing everything from fixtures & fittings and IT, through to architectural and planning costs. This tool helps retailers not just with cash flow and budgeting, but also administration, by pulling all costs associated with a project into one agreement.
[Download Fact Sheet]

Software Funder: We have been providing funding for IT and software for more than 30 years. Many banks do not consider software a tangible asset. However, we can fund 100% of software costs with Software Funder, including consultancy, implementation, training, support and licence fees. Software Funder can also include the internal costs incurred when delivering a bespoke system. In short, we can help catering businesses take advantage of new software, without the need for any upfront investment.
[Download Fact Sheet]

Vendor Programme: This tool means vendors to the cater industries can offer clients payment over time, enabling the customer to pay as their solutions deliver the return on investment to their business. Incorporating a finance option within a sales arsenal is crucial to providing a holistic vendor offering. We provide all our Vendor Programme partners with a dedicated account manager to help create bespoke solutions for their clients.
[Download Fact Sheet]

So pop along to see us at Coffee Shop Innovation Expo - We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether related to the above tools or the wider world of finance.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact us directly on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email info@keyfinance.com.

Uncertain how to fund your business growth post-election? Talk to Key Finance…

It’s fair to say that an already uncertain UK business environment following BREXIT has been compounded by the result of last week’s general election.

As things stand, it’s not clear which business-centric manifesto policies the minority government will be able push through, or when BREXIT talks will actually start.

Not ideal if you’re at the start of a five-year plan for your company, or have ambitions to expand beyond your current activities.

There is one constant in all the chaos, however. At Key Finance we already offer a leasing product tailored for the post-BREXIT world, with our expert consultancy team on hand to advise on the best funding strategy for your business in a future outside the EU.

Regardless of external circumstance, leasing is a tremendous way to fund your business growth - any payments made are an operating cost to the business and generally 100% allowable against taxable profits.

In addition, our specialist leasing products can be written on or off balance sheet, representing a significant advantage in terms of tax efficiency.

These advantages are only amplified in uncertain times.

We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether related to BREXIT or the post-election business environment - please feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email info@keyfinance.com.

Looking back at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2017

We hope you had a great time at the recent Retail Business Technology Expo – for us it was a tremendous opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances alike.

We hugely enjoyed hearing about everyone’s projects. Key Finance has been providing leasing services into the retail ecosystem for 25 years, working closely with sole traders, leading multinational chains, franchises, franchisees and distributors, and it’s always good to meet with the industry face-to-face.

At the Expo, we launched the following products, tailored specifically for retail businesses:

Shopfit Funder: We can provide funding across a huge variety of projects, including shop builds, shop fits and shop refits, in addition to the build and maintenance of warehouse and distribution centres – encompassing everything from fixtures & fittings and IT, through to architectural and planning costs. This tool helps retailers not just with cash flow and budgeting, but also administration, by pulling all costs associated with a project into one agreement.
[Download Fact Sheet]

Software Funder: We have been providing funding for IT for more than 30 years. Many banks do not consider software a tangible asset. However, we can fund 100% of software costs with Software Funder, including consultancy, implementation, training, support and licence fees. Software Funder can also include the internal costs incurred when delivering a bespoke system. In short, we can help retail businesses take advantage of new software, without the need for any upfront investment.
[Download Fact Sheet]

Vendor Programme: This tool means vendors can offer clients payment over time, enabling the customer to pay as their solutions deliver the return on investment to their business. Incorporating a finance option within a sales arsenal is crucial to providing a holistic vendor offering. We provide all our Vendor Programme partners with a dedicated account manager to help create bespoke solutions for their clients.
[Download Fact Sheet]

We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether related to the above tools or the wider world of finance.

With that in mind, please feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email info@keyfinance.com.

Key Finance showcases groundbreaking retail business finance tools at RBTE 2017

Shopfit Funder, Software Funder, and Vendor Programme make 100% project funding accessible and affordable to retailers of all sizes

Free leasing consultancy also available to all delegates visiting Stand 96

COBHAM, SURREY, UK: Key Finance will be showcasing three innovative business finance tools at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2017, offering retailers complete funding of core and associated costs for a variety of essential projects.

The groundbreaking tools take a holistic and flexible approach to retail business finance, encompassing both 'hard' and 'soft' assets, rather than being subject to the selective and often restrictive options currently available from other funders.

The family-owned company has been providing finance services to the retail ecosystem for 25 years, working closely with sole traders, leading multi-national chains, franchises, franchisees and distributors.

Key Finance will be on hand on Stand 96 at RBTE 2017 (co-located with the Business Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo at London’s Olympia) on May 8th & 9th to talk in detail about the following tools:

Shopfit Funder: Key Finance can provide funding across a huge variety of projects, including shop builds, shop fits and shop refits, in addition to the build and maintenance of warehouse and distribution centres – encompassing everything from fixtures & fittings and IT, through to architectural and planning costs. Its Shopfit Funder tool helps retailers not just with cash flow and budgeting, but also administration, by pulling all costs associated with a project into one agreement.

Software Funder: Key Finance has been providing funding for IT for more than 30 years. Many banks do not consider software a tangible asset. However, Key Finance can fund 100% of software costs with its Software Funder tool, including consultancy, implementation, training, support and licence fees. Software Funder can also include the internal costs incurred when delivering a bespoke system. In short, Key Finance can help companies in the retail ecosystem take advantage of new software, without the need any upfront investment.

Vendor Programme: Key Finance has been helping retail vendors increase sales for over 30 years, providing simple and flexible leasing options via its Vendor Programme. The tool means vendors can offer their clients payment over time, enabling the customer to pay as their solutions deliver the return on investment to their business. Incorporating a finance option within a sales arsenal is crucial to providing a holistic vendor offering. Key Finance provides all its Vendor Programme partners with a dedicated account manager to help create bespoke solutions for their clients.

In addition to information on the above tools, Key Finance Chairman John Mounsey will be available at RBTE 2017 to provide delegates with free consultancy on the various leasing options open to their business as either retailers or retail industry suppliers.

“We’re hugely excited to be attending RBTE 2017 and we’re looking forward to providing open and honest finance advice to the retail industry,” said Key Finance Managing Director Henry Mounsey. “Software Funder, Shopfit Funder and our Vendor Programme have all been created based on our ongoing discussions with the trade. We believe each of these tools can make a real difference to retail businesses of all types.”

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for Key Finance – it has already rebranded its website, moved into new premises and launched new products in Shopfit Funder and Software Funder.

As it pushes on through the year the company is continuing to reinforce its traditional business, launch more debt finance products and expand its team.

For more information about Shopfit Funder, Software Funder, Vendor Programme and other Key Finance products, visit them on Stand 96 at RBTE 2017 or point your browser to www.keyfinance.com.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Key Finance

Established in 1987 by Chairman John Mounsey, Key Finance is a family-owned specialist lease company providing competitive finance products across both hard and soft assets to both SMEs and international PLCs. The business practices, ideals and ethics remain the same as when Key Finance first started serving the IT community nearly 30 years ago. www.keyfinance.com

About RBTE 2017
RBTE is the must attend event for retail and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions, innovations and advice on how to best run their business. Over 17,000 visitors are expected to attend RBTE and the co-located Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo looking for inspiration, innovation, new ideas and new suppliers - all in the quest to win new customers, retain existing ones and increase sales. www.retailbusinesstechnologyexpo.com

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Meet with Key Finance at the National Convenience Show and The Business Software Roadshow

We’re on the road again this week, attending two hugely important trade shows in Birmingham.

We’ll be at Villa Park on Tuesday, April 25th for the The Business Software Roadshow, meeting with both suppliers of business software and those looking for solutions to power the growth of their business.

It’s a hugely interesting event for us given the rich history of IT leasing at Key Finance and our ability to provide finance solutions and advice to all parties in the value chain.

Then we’ll be making the short trip to the NEC for the National Convenience Show, which is running April 24th-26th.

We’ll be on hand to discuss our innovative Shopfit Funder tool, which can provide finance across a huge variety of projects, including shop builds, shop fits and shop refits, in addition to the build and maintenance of warehouse and distribution centres 

At both events we’ll also be seeking out more founding partners for our Vendor Programme, which is designed to help industry suppliers offer quick and easy finance solutions to their clients.

It’s all part of our hugely ambitious 2017 plans – we have already rebranded our website, moved into new premises, exhibited at events such at the Retail Shopfitting & Display Summit and launched a new product in Shopfit Funder.

As we push on through the year we’ll be continuing to reinforce our traditional business, launch more debt finance products and expand the team.

We hope to see you in Birmingham!

Or, for more information about Shopfit Funder, our Vendor Programme and other Key Finance products, call us on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email info@keyfinance.com.

Preparing your business for BREXIT? Key Finance can help…

With the BREXIT Bill now passed by both Houses of Parliament it’s only a matter of time until the Government triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the action that will begin formal negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Undoubtedly, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what that will mean for UK businesses. Depending on your point of view, BREXIT could either be an opportunity to be exploited or a challenge to be tackled.

Certainly, the outlook varies by industry sector. In a survey earlier this year, Albion Ventures found that manufacturing is the most optimistic in terms of growth, at 73 per cent, followed by IT/telecoms at 65 per cent and retail SMEs at 54 per cent - while construction was less enthused, at 48 per cent.

At Key Finance we pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with financial stability through even the most uncertain times, and we’re here to help you regardless of your BREXIT outlook.

For example, our innovative approach to the leasing of both hard and soft assets means any relocation you might be considering because of BREXIT can be managed easily and efficiently, covering everything from IT right through to supplier costs.

Likewise, if you’re thinking of expanding your operations we can give you access to a much a wider variety of finance options than you’ll find at any High Street bank. 

In short, we can fund your entire BREXIT project, whether you're thinking about adjusting your business to better deal within a post-EU environment, or intend to take advantage of the new opportunities a Britain outside of Europe can create.

Our expert team offers consultancy for free and without any obligation.

To find out more, call us on +44 (0) 1372 888 330 or email info@keyfinance.com.

An update from Key Finance

It is a pleasure to be addressing you all, and if we have not yet had a chance to meet then I very much look forward to doing so.

This is an introduction to what will hopefully be more regular updates on Key Finance matters – we are picking up great speed and I expect there will be lots of exciting news over the coming year.

Already this year we have rebranded this website , moved into new premises, exhibited at events and launched a new product.

As we push on, 2017 will see us reinforce our traditional business, build a start-up, launch more debt finance products, introduce new finance brands, exhibit at events and hire new staff (let us know if you have any candidates!).

If you want more info on what we have done / are doing, just stay tuned to this website.

For those that have followed Key Finance for a long time, please be assured that as you continue to follow us we will operate with the same integrity that John has always maintained.

In fact, John is still very active both in and out of the business – he is continuing to break new ground and we will be attempting to complete a half marathon together a bit later this year.

With that in mind we will be doing a few other things for charity, the first of which offers you the chance to win 4 tickets to one of this year’s Autumn Internationals at Twickenham.

I will keep you updated as we move forward!

Best regards,

Henry Mounsey, Managing Director

Thoughts from the Retail Shopfitting & Display Summit

We recently attended the Shopfitting & Display Summit – a two-day event for retail professionals that matches them with the suppliers they need to grow their business.

Our team was on hand to provide financial advice to delegates across a number of different projects, including shop builds, shopfits and shop refits.

In fact, we chose the event to debut our new Shopfit Funder tool, which provides complete funding for core and associated project costs at very competitive rates.

The conversations we had at the event reinforced to us that Shopfit Funder can make a real difference to retail businesses of all types, while also giving us the opportunity gain invaluable feedback from thought leaders in the sector.

It also became clear that there are opportunities for us to partner with shopfit suppliers, enabling them to offer funding to their clients at rates that make closing the deal a no-brainer for both parties.

So, whether you’re a retail professional responsible for your company’s shopfitting needs, or a trusted specialist shopfit supplier, we’d love to have a conversation with you – we’re friendly, approachable and we can help you grow.

We’ll be attending more retail events throughout year – we look forward to seeing you soon!