Strong businesses that improve their liquidity with flexible working capital solutions are more nimble, especially when their success is directly tied to the success of smaller supplier partners.

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Strengthen supply base

Stronger relationships with suppliers and contractors can accelerate growth, offering successful businesses both security and negotiating power.
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Improve quick ratio

When an organisation has a large number of assets and strong balance sheet, but negative cash flow, the banks may consider the business high risk.
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Cash conversion cycle

Working capital is key for businesses with a long cash conversion cycle, who often find plans and business activities restricted by their cash position.
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Supplier illiquidity

Businesses such as wholesalers and off-price retailers rely on a large number of much smaller suppliers, and may find growth is limited by supplier illiquidity.
Woodsford TradeBridge understands the importance of liquidity to businesses across a huge number of sectors, from wholesale to construction, retail to professional services.

Increased liquidity for strong businesses

1

We look at more than your P&L

Our team of industry experts will look beyond your published accounts, and understand that a long or negative cash conversion cycle should not necessarily be a barrier to growth.

2

Much more than a bank

Like you, we're a growing business ourselves. We complement existing funding with supply chain finance facilities of up to £10m for ambitious businesses that are limited by their cash position.

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Realise your growth potential

Use our supply chain finance facility to pay suppliers early to support growth within your existing supply base, and reach out to new suppliers with a unique proposition.

Remove liquidity-related barriers to growth with a supply chain finance facility

We understand that illiquidity limits your potential to grow

  • When sales are growing consistently year on year, a negative cash conversion ratio can be deeply frustrating.
  • Our working capital experts will take the time to understand your business structure, operations and ambitions.
  • We work with many retail, construction, wholesales and manufacturing businesses with long cash conversion cycles. Our experience can help you grow.
  • We will work with you to design a supply chain finance facility that sits gently alongside your existing banking relationships.

Supply chain finance has changed

  • Letters of credit and bills of exchange have their place, acting as a guarantee from a bank that your suppliers will receive a payment you owe them.
  • But they do not accelerate supplier payments, improve your working capital position, or offer your business any competitive advantage.
  • Unlike the secured finance facilities you may have with your bank, a Woodsford TradeBridge facility is unsecured, and you only pay for it when you use it.
  • Our interest rates are much more competitive than may be available on a revolving cash facility, with no tie-ins, no exit fees and no fuss.

UK and international businesses thrive with improved supplier relationships

We work across every industry sector

  • We love to work with businesses that rely on a large number of smaller suppliers, perhaps international, for whom strengthening relationships and making new ones, is the route to business growth.
  • We understand that there are some very strong businesses trading in the UK today, for whom traditional financing options are either inaccessible or no longer fit for purpose.
  • In our experience, liquidity, flexibility and competitiveness are directly linked. Our facilities sit gently alongside existing bank finance with no conflict and no fuss.

We're happy to share what we know

  • We can meet you in person at your offices, you can visit us at our Bloomsbury HQ, or we can organise a video consultation, to suit you, and share what we've learned working with other businesses like yours.
  • We really understand liquidity - it's our bread and butter - and offer a free working capital review to every eligible business.
  • We can normally offer you a formal limit for your working capital facility within a couple of weeks of our initial meeting, based on looking at a whole range of factors, including your quick ratio, management team, assets and balance sheet, not just your published accounts.
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