Equipment Finance

“We have been impressed by Academy’s flexibility – especially compared to the banks – and their ability to see beyond the usual tick box approach. They are good people to do business with – straight forward, great business acumen and deliver on their promises.”

Georgina St Hilaire, Managing Director, Shaw Metal Solutions

“Academy Leasing provided details of their quotation up front, there were no additional fees to pay at the front or back of the loan and they had the lowest rate.”

Greg Ead, Partner, The Chough Bakery

“Academy saw our vision immediately and backed it. We found their response and subsequent action to be speedy and effective; they allowed us to focus on connecting with customers at a time when we most needed it.”

Nick Antrobus, Director, Greener Surfacing Limited

 

Vehicle sourcing and finance

“The quality of service I’ve had from Mark Anderson and the vehicle leasing team at Academy over the past five years has been fantastic. They get me the right finance options for my fleet at the right cost every time.”

Rob Jones, Head of Procurement, Intrinsic Technology Ltd

“Academy Leasing have been sourcing and financing our company fleet for nearly 15 years now, as well as providing funding for industrial equipment. Because I know for certain that they always get vehicles at the best possible price, I never have to bother phoning around for alternative quotes or asking them to sharpen the pencil. It saves me time and takes the whole fleet headache away. They are totally accessible. I can call them on their mobiles at any time and they will always be ready to help – they really go the extra mile.”

Val Allen MBE, Commercial Manager, General Welding

 

Vendor equipment finance

“In contrast to the banks or other finance suppliers, we’ve found Academy to be very down to earth and reliable. They do what they say they will, when they say they will and are much more open to lending based on their considerable history and experience, rather than a narrow tickbox approach. Their flexible approach and high acceptance rates mean that we can feel confident when we introduce customers to them and that ultimately, we benefit from more sales.”

Paul Jewiss, Managing Director, Spanesi Automotive

“Academy have undoubtedly helped us to boost sales over the 20+ years we have worked with them.  Our customers can invest in our top of the range Time and Attendance and access control systems by spreading their payments over three or five years. It also means that it gives us a natural opportunity to sell upgrades to them.”

Simon Nicholson, Sales Director, Autotime Systems Northern

 

Invoice finance

“Investing in company growth in the current economic climate can be challenging with bank lending to businesses continuing to fall. Although we have more than 20 years of experience and expertise in event branding and signage, a recent family succession to longstanding company directors meant the company was considered under new ownership in the eyes of traditional bank funders.  Academy Leasing’s flexibility meant they were able to recognise the strength of our service delivery, business model and the significance of this move in giving us a vital competitive edge.”

Dawn Saunders, Managing Director, Wingate Signs