Newport-based Henry Howard Finance has helped start-up window manufacturer Fentrade Limited invest in cutting-edge machinery to expand its burgeoning business.

Rogerstone-based Fentrade was helped by HHF to buy new equipment to enable it to manufacture high volumes of aluminium windows.

With ambitious plans for growth and distribution throughout the UK, Fentrade knew that it had to start with the right machinery in place. This is where Henry Howard Finance was able to support the business to grow.

Matt Jones, head of asset finance at HHF, said: “With Brexit uncertainty having an impact across the board, the manufacturing industry is reportedly feeling the pinch more than most, so we so we are thrilled that we have helped Fentrade to invest in the right machinery and secure a leading edge in its marketplace.

“We always try work with businesses to meet their funding requirements. We look at a company’s future earning potential, and not just past performance, especially with start-ups such as Fentrade.”

Established in August 2018, Fentrade manufactures aluminium windows, bi-fold doors and commercial entrance systems for businesses.

Managing director Chris Reeks said: “As a start-up business, we were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to get funding but the team at HHF were great in explaining the different finance options available to us. The advice was always honest and practical and they really supported us through the decision-making process.”