Jungle Tattoo Supplies Ltd was formed in 2014 and supplies professional tattooists in the UK & Europe. It specialises in a series of proprietary inks, needles & other accessories. They also have their own brand of tattoo needles that are of prime quality and competitively priced.
The General Manager, Mark Johnson, is a tattoo artist with over 25 years' experience, so he can help with any technical questions customers may have about tattoo machines and other tattooing equipment. Jungle Tattoo is all about supporting artists in growing their tattoo business and profiles.
We spoke with Tony Pearson the business owner, who explained to us that as his business was product based, the requirement for and turn over in ready stock was paramount. In order to provide his customers with the widest range of innovative products it was necessary for him to secure funding so he could purchase the widest variety and most innovative products available to satisfy what is a competitive market.
With a sound business plan in place he was able to consider the market offerings for funding to permit his business to move to the next stage.
Tony explained to us that he had researched the lending market and found that many of the products were either too expensive, had high management fees and/or interest rates.
He identified the BusinessPlus Prepaid MasterCard® Card from Just Cashflow Plc as the most suitable and cost effective product to give his business the ability and flexibility he required. He explained that the interest rates were fair and the repayment process provided flexibility to assist with the business cashflow.
Tony also explained that The BusinessPlus Card provides the option of either drawing on funds in to his business bank account to pay supplier invoices, however, also provides the additional benefit of enabling him to make purchases at point of sale. This has enabled him to negotiate discounted rates on stock and negotiate better deals with suppliers on bulk purchases.
When asked about working with Just Cashflow, Tony said that he had met Stephen Kisby, National BDM, who had explained The BusinessPlus Card solution and the benefits it provides. He told us that Stephen was "a cracking bloke". He also went on to say that when he was then passed on to the office and spoke with the processing and underwriting teams he was impressed with how interested they were in his business.
He explained that the team took the time to understand his business needs and felt that the Just Cashflow team genuinely wanted to help, to focus on how he wanted to grow the business as opposed to just making money from him as a potential customer. Tony stated that, "It was overall a great service."
When we asked Tony if he would use Just Cashflow again, he explained that he would continue to use The BusinessPlus Card as it is a great asset to his business. He also said he would definitely be recommending it to others and that as his business grows he will most certainly return to Just Cashflow to consider other facilities and services on offer.
For that purpose he is now in touch with the JCF Business Growth Manager, Jamie Davies, who is talking with him about exactly how Just Cash Flow can assist with ongoing business development.Who have we funded?
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