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    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from White Oak covering finance, business, brand and much more.

LDF’s Billionth Pound is supporting 3 million Scottish eggs
12 June 2018

LDF’s Billionth Pound is supporting 3 million Scottish eggs

We recently announced that we had passed the £1 billion mark in lending on our own book. But where did that billionth pound go?

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How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy
22 March 2018

How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy

This week we speak to Emily Northin, director of marketing at Playforce, a leader in playground solutions to the education, local council and leisure sectors. Celebrating their 20th year this year, Playforce have now...

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How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales
8 March 2018

How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales

This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch
22 February 2018

How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch

We talk to Dea McGill, director of exciting new concept restaurant Brassica about how they developed their business idea and how finance from LDF is helping to make it happen.

Set to open next month as part of the...

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Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade
12 February 2018

Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade

We talked to Trevor Ruddle, owner and Managing Director of market-leading commercial-grade shading suppliers Indigo Awnings, about how partnering with LDF to offer their customers the option of spreading the cost of...

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Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance
5 February 2018

Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance

With machines in 20,000 UK businesses, including being the vendor of choice for big brands and prestigious sporting venues, rijo42 have an impressive and fast-growing client base.

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Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry
30 November 2017

Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry

This week we talk to 24-year-old entrepreneur Ryan O’Carroll, a director of Southampton based, disruptive communications company, Yo Telecom. 

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How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year
16 November 2017

How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year

This week we talk to Diane Riley-Waite, a director of Midlands-based van hire company, We Do Rentals Ltd. Specialising in courier and self-drive van rentals, the business has grown at a rapid pace and with plans to...

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How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans
20 October 2017

How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans

This week we talk to Chris Toller, Director of the Henstone Distillery Limited, an exciting new craft distillery based in the beautiful rolling Shropshire countryside. Their vision is a grand one, and their three...

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How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance
13 October 2017

How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance

In our latest feature in City A.M. we interview our client The Internet Gardener, a thriving small business with both online and bricks & mortar presences.

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Business development loans: turn your vision into reality
13 March 2017

Business development loans: turn your vision into reality

In a recent survey commissioned by the LDF Group, 30% of small to medium businesses claimed not taking funding in time or not taking funding at all to be their poorest financial decision in the past 12 months. A...

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