Easymoss Products Expands with Funding from Barclays
Barclays Business, the small business arm of the global financial services provider today announced backing for West Yorkshire based business Easymoss Products.
Easymoss products was established in 1994 by entrepreneur Roger Jackson who saw a gap in the market for hanging basket liners. The business is based at Hoyle Head Mills, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, and now produces and supplies the liners wholesale to garden centres across the UK.
New funding from Barclays has enabled them to diversify and package products for a third party and it has also provided a stable platform for them to review their finances and increase funding to support new sales lines and explore potential new markets.
Roger Jackson, owner of Easymoss Products said: “Barclays funding and advice has enabled us to weather the recent economic downturn, restructure our finances and expand with new sales lines and third party packaging. With Barclays help, we’ve had a complete economic review to see how we can operate more effectively and free up cashflow. It’s taken a lot of hard work on all sides but we have fully restructured our finances and we’re now confident we have good processes in place to secure the future of the business for the next generation.”
Easymoss Products has increased its staff by four recently to now employs fourteen locally and has an annual turnover in excess of £500k.
Keith Waddington, Business Banking Manager at Barclays said, “It’s been a challenging environment for many businesses and it’s been very rewarding seeing Roger progress his new strategy plans. For any business to operate a diversified business successfully for twenty years is a fantastic achievement and great that we can support our longstanding customers through the good and tough times.”