ABC Eyecare is an independent optician based in Leeds. Established in 1999 by qualified Optometrist Steve, the practice set out to offer their clients something different to other high street opticians by providing additional specialisms in laser eye surgery, paediatric optometry, and Glaucoma detection.
Business is very strong, showing year on year growth with an expanding, loyal customer base.
Steve was looking to purchase new stock, refurbish his practice and upgrade the consulting rooms, development which required the financial support of a Business Cash Advance. This advance in funding enabled Steve to reposition his retail offer, and begin to stock high-end ranges of bespoke, handmade eyewear.
Steve explains, “l wanted access to short term cash that wasn’t bank funded. I’m a big fan of alternative funding so when my accountant suggested a Business Cash Advance, I got in touch with Churchbridge. The team were very helpful, easy to deal with and there was no lengthy admin to do. The cash came through very quickly and I was able to restock and make the interior changes all in one go, in a very short period of time.”
“The funding has allowed me to really change the face of the practice, from the way it looks to the services and eyewear I provide, creating a very distinctive offer. It’s put me ahead of the game and the business is really benefiting. Plus, there isn’t the stress of fixed repayments because pay back is based on my credit card takings, so it doesn’t hurt if we only have an ‘okay’ month.”
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