Newquay-based building and scaffolding company, RC Construction SW Ltd, was formed in 2013, and has become a well-established business in the local area, providing a variety of building services from brick paving, to loft conversions to new home builds. With its own scaffolding division, the company also supports local roofers and a solar power company with their scaffolding needs.
Although initially set back by the pandemic with some employees furloughed, RC Construction is now as busy as ever, working concurrently on two new build houses, as well as facing increased demand for its scaffolding services.
A long-standing customer of Ignition, Director Andrew Taylor contacted Ignition regarding finance for additional scaffolding equipment and also requested a business loan to ease the strain on cash flow when commencing new groundworks contracts.
Ignition arranged a £25,000 Hire Purchase loan for new scaffolding equipment, through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and was also able to provide a further £55,000 CBILS loan to assist with working capital.
The CBILS scheme provides 80% Government guaranteed loans up to £500,000, and asset backed loans to £750,000 with 12 months interest free. These commercial loans and some asset finance packages also benefit from a 12 month payment holiday, helping to ease business cash flow.
Andrew Taylor comments:
“It’s always a difficult time at the outset of a new contract, when there are substantial outlays but funds can’t be drawn for around six to eight weeks. The CBILS loan will help us get these new contracts off the ground and support the growth of the business going forward. Likewise, the new scaffolding equipment is already in use, helping us to improve our service and meet the increase in customer demand.
“Ignition have always provided us with really good service. They respond quickly with workable solutions and minimal hassle.”