About Woodsford TradeBridge - experts in funding business growth

At Woodsford TradeBridge we believe that the UK banking sector is letting down strong, growing businesses by failing to meet their need for the effective working capital which is so vital for growth.

We offer a range of flexible working capital solutions designed to sit seamlessly alongside existing banking relationships. Our programmes give our clients the agility to respond quickly to opportunities in the market, secure critical supplier relationships, expand into new markets, and fund innovation or growth.

Every business is unique

Every business we work with has different challenges and opportunities for growth, and we thrive on that diversity. But small and medium sized Businesses (SMBs / SMEs) have some very particular challenges. Challenges that at Woodsford Tradebridge, we understand.

Over the last ten years, we have provided financing of £0.5b to a huge range of businesses.

From £10m supplier finance programmes for larger companies, to trade and pharmacy finance facilities starting at £100k, we use our technology and creativity to deliver the maximum positive impact to your business.

We know that …

Cash flow can sometimes be an issue, along with the timing of purchasing.

Negotiating beneficial early payment discounts can sometimes be difficult.

Innovation and growth for your business requires these issues to disappear.

We see these issues in businesses every day.

> Discover the milestones in our own business journey

How we help growing businesses

If you want to know more about Woodsford TradeBridge, you will be interested to know that every facility comes with our straightforward pledge: no hidden fees, no lock-ups and no fuss.

Inflexible banking practices and regulations mean that banks do not have the flexibility to offer some SMB businesses the working capital needed for growth. With access to private funding, our flexible working capital solutions sit seamlessly alongside existing banking relationships. We look beyond your P&L and balance sheet, and can often create facilities for SMBs that the bank considers too high risk.

Our processes are fast and flexible, offering Woodsford TradeBridge clients far greater agility to respond to market opportunities, secure critical supplier relationships and support business growth.

How we do it

You will meet only business experts, with years of solid financial expertise behind them.  Their single focus is to understand your business, and fund flexible working capital solutions that respond to your needs, delivering tangible benefits to you and your supply chain.

We aim to keep things simple, because that way we can work fast. We don’t mess around with overly complex legal agreements. You deal with the decision makers for your funding directly. And once on board, you will speak with Client Services Managers who are real people – and they are friendly and responsive.

We are not a bank

Our funding is privately sourced which gives us unmatched flexibility in who and how we support.

One size does not fit all

We have the flexibility and the industry expertise, to work a solution that will compliment your business and existing facilities.


It’s what gives us the edge – our robust, simple and above all proven, technology platform gives you complete visibility of the transactional process.

But you needn’t just take our word for all this – you can read about some of the businesses we have helped on our Case studies page.

Our credibility

We are young but we are well connected.  Woodsford Tradebridge was started in 2013, supported by the Woodsford Group of companies (that includes a litigation, consulting and capital management companies). We have grown quickly to stand on our own two feet.  2018 has seen us reach a significant milestone as we have exceeded £500m of lending to SMBs in the UK and internationally.

The people that we employ are vital to our success. They give us confidence in our product and our performance. You will meet business experts with years of solid financial expertise behind them. Their single focus is to understand your business, to fund the right facility. And when you becomes a client, you will be supported by highly qualified operations people financial backgrounds and a real-life passion for client services.

We are proud of our work and you are welcome to pop in and see it anytime. You’ll find limited hierarchy, an open plan space, and that everyone knows one another. We are culturally diverse, and an equal opportunities employer with key team members of every age and background.

Click here to meet our experts.

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