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Hire Purchase - Future Forestry

Future Forestry

Experienced tree surgeons

Founded in 1997, Future Forestry is a family-run tree surgery business based in Inverurie. They offer a host of tree care and removal services including tree surgery, hedge work, tree felling, tree pruning, stump grinding, chipping, site clearances, tree surveys, stump removals, mulching and firewood.

The team has a wealth of experience and the company has built up a loyal customer base over the years, always offering a friendly, reliable service whilst ensuring work is always carried out to the highest of standards.

Increased demand improved cash flow

Demand for logs has increased considerably over the last 18 months, and in order to keep up with demand the business needed new machinery including a firewood processor and midi-log deck to increase their production capabilities.

A long-standing customer of Close Brothers Asset Finance, they approached their Sales Manager, Ross Pickburn to discuss their option for financing the new machinery required.

After reviewing all the available options, Future Forestry opted for a Hire Purchase agreement with a deposit and low monthly payments that suited their cash flow.

Quadrupled sales

Operations Director, Angela Smith, said: “The result has been fantastic for our business - our sales have quadrupled during the past 12 months and we are now selling over 2500 cubic metres of firewood a year.

“The new machinery has enabled us to split logs much quicker and to be far more cost-efficient by reducing the amount of breakdowns and therefore decreasing any downtime. I would definitely recommend speaking to Close Brothers if you have any asset finance requirements.”