Customer testimonials and case studies

Read what our customers say about our service:

"Recent months have seen rapid growth as we have increased our client base to cover many of the largest names in the UK. From our three bases across the country, we are now in a position to provide services on a national scale.

"To ensure this growth is sustainable, we required a creative and flexible finance offering. Secure Trust Bank seemed the obvious choice for us, and we're confident that with their backing, Winsulate can continue its upward trajectory this year.”

Brent Wardle, Managing Director, 

Find out more by reading the Winsulate case study (PDF)

"In the past, it has been difficult for us to secure an asset-based facility due to the complexities of the whisky market. Secure Trust Bank took the time to understand our business model and was able to take a flexible and common-sense approach to the lending criteria. They understood that the value of our whisky stock increases over time, meaning that the facility can grow as our business expands."

David Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, Lakes Distillery

Find out more by reading the Lakes Distillery case study (PDF)

"Secure Trust Bank could see that we were on track with our turnaround plan and coming out of a period of heavy losses. They proved to be responsive and pragmatic, moving quickly from initial proposals through to completion over a number of weeks - as opposed to months - despite the complexities of our business and its legacy systems and processes."

George Shannon, CFO, UK Window Group

Find out more by reading the UK Window Group case study (PDF)

"First impressions are all important, and we were impressed by the way Secure Trust Bank worked closely with both ourselves and the management team to provide a tailored solution. The team applied a flexible approach to structure the deal around the requirements of the business, made all the more impressive by the turnaround time it was achieved in.

"I look forward to working alongside the team as we look to accelerate Trueform's growth, as well as on deals in the future."

Richard Banham, Investment Director, GIL Investments

"When we looked to invest in Independent Inspections, the great reputation of each of their component brands, as well as the access to a strong client base, were key factors in our deal. However, we recognised that implementing a finance facility in a short space of time was crucial to driving future growth.

"The team at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance took the timeframe in their stride, providing us with a tailored and comprehensive package that facilitates the needs of the business. There is enormous potential for growth at Independent Inspections, and we're confident that with our ongoing support, we can achieve this over the coming months."

Chris Campbell, Investment Director, RCapital

"Aerospace is thriving in the North West, and there are many huge opportunities available to companies in this area. To ensure that we expand at the same rate as the sector, we needed to enhance our cash flow to keep up with the main players in the region.

"Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance was able to create a funding line that facilitated our needs, demonstrating an understanding of our business and the challenges presented by the export markets. We were able to speak with local, senior members of the team who had the experience to get the deal turned around quickly and smoothly.”

Guy Williams, Managing Director, FE Robinson

“Expanding the business into new locations while maintaining our tailored, supportive service is at the forefront of our growth strategy. To achieve our objectives, we needed a finance facility that is both flexible and affords us a greater level of control over our finances.

"Secure Trust Bank offered a straightforward approach, working closely with us throughout the deal process and taking the time to fully understand our business.”

Adam Holby, Director, XP Recruitment

Find out more by reading the XP Recruitment case study (PDF)

"The business is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and we needed a facility in place that would allow us to hold more stock. We weren't able to access funding from our traditional lender and were delighted that Secure Trust Bank could step in to support our ambitious growth plans. Over the next few years we plan to open more showrooms across the country which will help to cement our position as one of the UK's leading suppliers of quality doors.

"Working with the team at Secure Trust Bank was very straightforward and they provided the funding in less than five weeks. Tony has been incredibly attentive and would always appear at the drop of a hat, which was very refreshing. They always came to us with a solution and genuinely wanted to put a facility in place instead of creating any barriers.”

Matthew Todd, Managing Director, Todd Doors

Find out more by reading the Todd Doors case study (PDF)

“The support from Secure Trust Bank has given us the flexibility to increase our product offering and improve our relationship with retailers across the UK.

"The team understands our business and aims and as such is able to structure facilities that work perfectly for us.”

Paul Jenkinson, Managing Director at Faith Furniture Company

“We selected Secure Trust as they presented a high-quality commercial solution, understood the business and were able to deploy robust and rapid credit approval process.”

Andy Foster, Non-Exec Director at Nextbase and Senior Advisor at growth investor Sandton Capital Partners

“We had such a positive experience with Secure Trust Bank that when COVID-19 hit we felt absolutely confident in discussing our concerns and options with the team. The trust, professionalism and expertise of the team were absolutely invaluable in reinforcing the business at this uncertain time.”


George Paul, Director, Bradburys Cheese

“Having worked with the team at Secure Trust Bank previously we consider them a trusted partner that understands how we work and moves quickly to find a flexible solution.”

Mick Welden, Breal Capital

You can read more customer case studies below:

Archant (PDF)
Avon Steel (PDF)
British Steel (PDF)
Kennel Pak (PDF)
Next Base (PDF)
Twisted Automotive (PDF)

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