It is not just about the supplier, here’s how our clients benefit from Woodsford TradeBridge Supply Chain Finance.


Fund Growth

Whether it is stock, online marketing or investing in the assets that DRIVE business growth, Woodsford TradeBridge provide the additional working capital that makes the difference.


Additional Working Capital

If you need help with your seasonal cash cycle, or you are frustrated that existing stock or invoice finance arrangements don’t deliver, a Woodsford Tradebridge facility can act as your new “overdraft”.


Boost Your Bottom Line

Use Woodsford TradeBridge to take advantage of more sales opportunities or negotiate extra early payment discounts.


Beat The Competition

Supply Chain Finance is a tool for disrupting the status quo in your industry and Woodsford TradeBridge have the flexibility to help you do it.

No matter what your business need, a Woodsford TradeBridge facility can

deliver your business a cash injection.

Why choose Woodsford TradeBridge as your

Supply Chain Finance partner?


We’re Not A Bank

We are a non-bank funder with deep pockets, but we recognise that for most of our customers, their bank will be the primary lender. Our facilities are designed to provide the extra credit you need to make your business sing!


We’re Fast

Our credit process, legal agreements and systems are straight forward and no fuss, meaning you will be up and running quickly. It really is that easy, just ask one of our existing customers.


Great Service

Paying suppliers is what we do, and delighting your finance team and contractors is our mission. Oh, and we have real people who answer the phone in case you should need to ring.

Supply Chain Finance is a straight forward product that can often solve complex business needs.

We don’t care if you call it SCF, Supplier Finance or even Reverse Factoring, but Woodsford TradeBridge Supply Chain Finance is a simple effective funding tool that should be in every Finance Directors ‘tool kit’.
That is why we’ve picked a team who bring a depth of business experience to ensure that your Woodsford TradeBridge Supply Chain Finance programme meets your business needs.

Woodsford TradeBridge Supply Chain Finance is designed to be flexible enough to meet the specific needs of your business, but we generally operate in two modes: Supplier initiated or buyer initiated programmes.

Allow your suppliers to request early payment of approved invoices via our supplier initiated SCF programmes.

Particularly useful in industries where:

  • Certain suppliers are in high demand.
  • Traditional payment terms are long.
  • Cash flow is irregular.

Ensuring a productive relationship for you and your suppliers.

Have Woodsford TradeBridge pay your suppliers and repay on flexible terms using our buyer initiated supply chain finance.

Particularly useful where:

  • Clients would like to capture opportunities for substantial early payment discounts or additional revenue.
  • Providing additional working capital for seasonal peaks.

Rolling out your own Supply Chain Finance programme is much easier that you might expect.

We are not a bank.

  • Usually we can give you a formal limit for your Woodsford TradeBridge facility within a week of our initial meeting.
  • Our unsecured facility sits alongside existing bank facilities (some extensive) in all of our clients without conflict.

A straight forward commercial agreement.

  • We pay your suppliers, you pay us back on the due date - what else is there to say!
  • You are, of course, free to take external legal advice (most clients don’t). In any case we don’t expect you to pay for our legal advice.

It is not a “project”:

  • Our BridgeIT portal is user friendly and offers a number of integration options.
  • We can help you with your Accounts Payable processes (or introduce your finance team to an existing client).

Introducing Woodsford BridgeIT!

With over £500M of payments transacted, our proven technology platform, allows your finance team full visibility and control over your invoices.

Critical to the success of any suppliers early payment process is ensuring the ‘procure to pay’ processes remain efficient. Our approach is to “start simple” and our invoice upload process enables you to submit invoices from day one, without IT integration costs.

Where necessary, approved suppliers gain full visibility of their invoice status choosing which invoices are paid early and when, and Woodsford TradeBridge take care of the system administration and set-up for all supplier and buyer users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Woodsford TradeBridge SCF is particularly suited to companies with a turnover of between £25 – 500M. Whilst most of our clients have a healthy balance sheet, we do also offer programmes to good companies either midway through a turnaround or who are in a ‘pre-profit’ growth phase. We fund smaller companies and some start-up companies via our Trade Finance products.

Yes, although we may request guarantees from parent companies where appropriate. We also use credit insurance to cover at least a portion of our risk via a panel of insurers.

TradeBridge are funded by a mixture of family office investment and senior bank lending from a large European bank. This gives us both the flexibility to be truly innovative and well as offering competitive rates. For example, we are able to actively fund good companies in sectors where banks have retreated.

Woodsford have a 30 year track record of successful investment in both the finance and real estate development / construction sectors.

Sitting as an unsecured creditor, the Tradebridge facility has been explictly designed not to conflict with existing secured banking products. Pretty much all of our clients have existing debt facilities with high street banks and our agreements have been approved by the main banks a number of times already.

Negotiating on payments terms is an art that has been forgotten in many organisations and our clients are often surprised at the kind of discounts available for early payment, even from very large suppliers. We find that one key factor is for the finance department to set strict payment terms for supplier payments and use SCF to handle the exceptions. Good for your process costs, balance sheet and bottom line!

We don’t have any restrictions on which sectors we can fund (with-in reason!) although our current client base tends to be mostly in the construction, manufatcuring, energy services and retail / wholesale.

Reverse factoring is a supply chain product created by the banks for their investment grade (i.e. FTSE100) companies. The simple idea is to dramatically push out payment terms for the largest suppliers. The reality is much more complex and not really suited for the mid market clients we serve. That is why we designed a much simpler legal and operational framework that is not reverse factoring!.

We have a number of clients who co-fund their programmes when they have excess cash available and we would be happy to discuss this option with you.

See our blog post (FAQ’s for your suppliers) link for more

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