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Supply chain and trade finance

Optimise working capital and grow your business with Beacon Capital Solutions.

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Pay suppliers when it suits you.

Access trade finance when you need it, and enjoy extended credit terms up to 150 days. With credit limits of up to £1 million, the revolving credit facility can be used to pay suppliers in 54 countries, and 13 currencies.

Increase purchasing power with suppliers.

Our revolving credit facility can be used to negotiate early settlement and volume discounts. It’s quick and easy to set up (we can do it in under 48 hours).

Extended credit terms mean you’ll have the flexibility to make the most of any supplier offers.

Approach seasonal peaks with confidence.

Whether you’re using the facility to cover inventory purchases or to there are no upfront or hidden fees. You only pay for the facility when you use it, and it can work alongside any existing finance arrangements.

Case studies

A confectionery wholesaler with growing export demand in a high growth Middle Eastern market.

Problem:

This customer couldn’t access sufficient working capital from their invoice discounting facility. Their existing financier only offered partial credit against key customers and only made the funding available once the goods had been sold and shipped. This prevented the client from purchasing the inventory they needed to meet growing demand.

Solution:

Beacon recognised the value and trading history this customer had with their customers and so provided them with a working capital facility of £300,000 with credit terms of up to 120 days at a fixed interest rate.This allowed them to buy and maintain the right levels of inventory needed to satisfy demand, whilst providing enough liquidity to branch into new product lines.

Case studies

A cosmetics company selling products in the UK and USA.

Problem:

This customer couldn’t get the backing they needed from existing financiers and so were unable to capitalise on an unplanned boom. They were losing out on sales, and in turn had to hold back on expanding their product range.

Solution:

Beacon believed in the management team and the value of their ecommerce opportunity, and so provided a working capital facility of £300,000 with credit terms of up to 120 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility was arranged quickly, giving this customer the working capital they needed to make their online sales and expand into new markets.

Case studies

A medical device importer with high value orders for the NHS.

Problem:

This customer was receiving large orders but they were having trouble accessing funding as mainstream financiers were only interested in supporting delivered and invoiced sales. This threatened the customer’s ability to fulfil their orders for the NHS, which would have impacted their relationship and led to lost sales.

Solution:

Beacon saw the value in this customer’s order book and provided a working capital facility of £150,000 with credit terms of up to 90 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility gave the customer access to the working capital they needed to cover the cost of their supplier orders and the associated freight costs.

Case studies

An electronic components importer building their inventory

Problem:

This customer wanted to build an inventory buffer to insure themselves against supply chain bottlenecks. Their previous financiers were requesting additional security which the customer was not able to provide. As a result, they experienced shortfalls which cost them in sales, and more expensive, rushed air freight.

Solution:

Beacon provided a working capital facility of £300,000 with credit terms of up to 120 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility allowed this customer to build their inventory to levels that safeguarded them against further supply chain delays and enabled them to use cheaper ocean freight for new imports.

Case studies

A gaming merchandiser looking to expand their product range.

Problem:

This customer was winning deals for gaming franchises but couldn’t access the funding needed to expand their product range. Their previous financiers couldn’t understand the product and the customer’s need to hold inventory back to meet demand. This was limiting their growth, and as a result they couldn’t achieve economies of scale.

Solution:

Beacon provided a working capital facility of £300,000 with credit terms of up to 90 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility enabled expansion of the customer’s product range which propelled their sales and growth.

Case studies

A musical instrument manufacturer launching a new product range

Problem:

This customer had an exciting musical partnership in the pipeline. To fulfil the number of orders they were expecting on the back of this, they needed working capital to spend on raw materials. Most financiers they spoke to would only fund against delivered sales, which left them unable to make upfront payments and put the project at risk.

Solution:

Beacon provided a working capital facility of £100,000 with credit terms of up to 120 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility enabled the customer to buy what was needed to meet demand and allowed them to make a huge success of their new partnership.

Case studies

An electric battery business growing fast as they start out

Problem:

This startup had won new contracts and needed additional funding to cover their high input costs. Despite the deals they had signed, financiers were unwilling to support them given their short trading history. This risked damaging customer relationships and prevented them from tendering for new projects.

Solution:

Beacon provided a working capital facility of £200,000 with credit terms of up to 120 days at a fixed interest rate. The facility provided this customer with the purchasing power they needed to take on new contracts, and set them on an exciting path to growth.

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