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Tony Ropke joins Approved Business Finance as Business Development Manager

With over 25 years’ experience supporting the fish and chips sector, Tony Ropke has joined award-winning business finance brokerage Approved Business Finance (Approved). This new role will help support both suppliers and clients in their drive to promote and grow their services.

We sat down with Tony to find out more.

Why the move into the finance arena?

Working on the equipment supplier side of things has given me an insight into the many challenges that business owners face. A major part of this was finding affordable finance. Investing in a new fryer, for example, is a significant decision for any fish and chip shop, and the upfront outlay can be a stumbling block. 

The ability to spread payments over several years is an attractive proposition for most business owners. I became aware that finance could not only open the door to new equipment but also full shop fit-outs and even the easing of cash flow worries.  

Why Approved Business Finance?

Having worked alongside Approved on previous projects, I was impressed with their commitment to their clients. With access to over 80 funders, they were able to source funding even in the most challenging of situations. With products including equipment finance/refinance, and cashflow loans, Approved provide options to help clients achieve their aspirations for their business. 

It’s an exciting career change and I’m looking forward to continuing the relationships I’ve built over many years.

These are uncertain economic times for businesses, what can they do to ensure their future?

Invest and improve your cash flow position. Now is the time to stand out from your competitors. If you’ve been putting off a refurbishment or purchasing that much-needed new fryer – do it now. Businesses need to position themselves as best they can to maintain existing, and secure additional, footfall. 

Alternatively, securing a business loan or refinancing a piece of equipment could provide the working capital you need to survive any downturn. 

Whether you’re looking to purchase new equipment, grow or consolidate, contact Tony now on 01908 42988, e-mail tony@approved-finance.co.uk or visit www.approvedbusinessfinance.co.uk for further information.

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