Hoverdale makes world-class hard metals and wear-resistant products for the mining and manufacturing industries. For more than 40 years, they’ve been the industry leaders in hard-wearing conveyor belt equipment – Hoverdale’s metals proved more reliable than anybody else’s and took the business from strength to strength.

Mike Parker from Hoverdale

We found Hoverdale the funding they needed to cover their recruitment and relocation costs. From their Leicestershire base they supply materials across the UK and internationally to some of the world’s biggest companies, including Tata, Veolia and Kellogg’s.

As part of their staggered growth plan, Hoverdale hired two new salespeople. The costs involved with recruitment and training meant that they needed some finance to maintain a healthy day-to-day cash flow.

Having been declined for funding from the bank, Hoverdale founder and Director Mike Parker was directed to Funding Options through the Bank Referral Scheme. The scheme, introduced by the government-owned British Business Bank in 2016, requires banks to offer businesses alternative sources of finance when they can’t give them funding. Funding Options is one of the three designated finance platforms that the government chose to help those businesses find finance.

We found Hoverdale a £25,000 unsecured business loan that covered the recruitment costs and allowed them to continue their production and operations as usual.

Next on Hoverdale’s growth plan was to relocate to a bigger, better factory. They found a new factory that was perfect for them, and the move was planned. While the relocation was a great sign of the business’s health, they were hit with moving costs and the accompanying pause in production — they needed to fill that funding gap.

Through our partner Lending Crowd, we were able to get Hoverdale a £20,000 loan. This funding meant that Hoverdale’s move was successful and they didn’t have to worry about finding the money from elsewhere in the business to cover the relocation costs. They could continue to supply customers with their world-leading products.

Discover more about how an unsecured business loan could help your business with growth and relocation plans here.


Business Funding UK

Let us help you find the best business finance solutions in the market. We will guide you through the whole process and make sure you get the best deal.

See your Funding Options

Match with 120+ Lenders

It’s free to apply and it doesn’t affect your credit score

Expert help throughout the process

Loans from £1000 to £20M

More customer stories

Rana from Rana's Bakery

The Gluten Free Bakery

The Gluten Free Bakery is an award winning artisan bakery specialising in gluten free sourdough bread. Founded in 2012, the bakery sells freshly made bread and baking kits to consumers, and also supplies restaurants and wholesalers.

Ignite, fire and electrical

Ignite Fire and Electrical

"Funding Options provided us with an overdraft facility from Just Cashflow, which we never even knew existed. We received the finance in a couple of days. It works totally in our favour and is perfect for our needs."