This Sunday at County Finance Group we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary as a family owned independent finance house. Our business launched in 1995 and we now provide access to the very best tailor-made financial solutions for businesses purchasing new plant and machinery. Our customers consist of a whole range of industries from construction, engineering, print, haulage, waste handling and agricultural industries, where we operate both in the Leicestershire area and nationwide.
As a company we are hugely proud of this landmark moment and our Director and Shareholder Dawn Tingay, who has been with us since 1998, wanted to share some encouraging words:
“We are extremely proud to have reached this 20 Year Milestone. County has a dedicated team that is keen to put the customer and their needs first, and part of our success has been getting to know and understand each customer’s business, rather like the ‘old fashioned bank manager’ used to be. We have survived recessions, ecological disasters such as foot and mouth, and severe floodings, all of which in some way have had adverse effects on our customers’ businesses, but we’ve worked with them to find a way to come out on top.”
An article published in The Telegraph last year stated that more than half of businesses don’t last beyond five years. So what has led to the longevity of our business? Dawn also gave us her insight into some of the key factors:
“One of the reasons for this is that often businesses run out of capital at a crucial time, which of course is an area in which we can assist. We focus on providing our clients with a very personal level of service, and being their “partners in growth”, which we feel is one of the key reasons why some of them have been with us since we started the business in 1995.
“Being an independent family-owned business has helped us to remain agile, something that is more difficult for the bigger lenders to do. Our flexible approach to asset finance and continued support, through good times and bad, has enabled many of our clients the ability to expand, grow and secure a prosperous future for their businesses.”