£2m in finance helps HLA Services secure a raft of contract wins

10th August 2022

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We are celebrating ten years as a broker to rapidly expanding heating and ventilation specialist, HLA Services, including securing £2 million in funding.

HLA Services Growth and Expansion

We are delighted to have played a pivotal role in the success of the business, which has seen turnover grow to £12.5m, brokering deals to finance its growth to include investment in people, transport – to purchase 100 vans and cars, including six electric vehicles, with more investment planned for the future.

HLA, which has its headquarters in Boldon, South Tyneside, is one of the North East’s leading full mechanical, air conditioning, climate change, and temperature control specialists. Employing more than 100 people, it has satellite offices in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, and Teesside, and works extensively across a wide range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail, education, and hospitality.

The company has seen demand for its services grow rapidly and is a partner to a vast range of private and public sector customers, including four of the North East’s universities, and has recently secured a £500,000 contract to refurbish Great North House, part of Newcastle University.

Neil Henry, director at HLA Services, said: “Expansion is the aim for every business but, depending on the industry in which they operate, there are a number of variables and it often comes with challenges that require action and, at times, an outside resource which, in the case of HLA, was finance lending.

“Anglo Scottish has been our broker of choice for ten years, which in itself is a testament to the exemplary service it tailors to its client’s needs. Our relationship with the business is the reason we have been able to expand exponentially, in terms of the size, the number of contracts we can deliver, and our geographical reach.”

“In business, people work with those they like and those who deliver what they promise. Colin Elrick, who has brokered all of our finance deals, and the wider team at Anglo Scottish are proof of this. The professionalism and friendliness of all, combined with its far-reaching relationships with manufacturers, dealerships, and lenders, means I would happily recommend Anglo Scottish to all my contacts.”

Colin Elrick, finance agent working with Anglo Scottish Asset Finance, said: “I have worked with Neil Henry and his business partner, Paul Smith, for many years now. I think it is fair to say that I know HLA Services inside out and, thanks to the might that is the Anglo Scottish presence within the brokering world, we have been able to achieve lender deals that would be hard matched anywhere else.”

David Foster, managing director, Anglo Scottish Asset Finance, said: “Having established Anglo Scottish seventeen years ago, HLA Services has been a loyal customer for more than half that time and it has been a pleasure to have played a part in helping the business go from strength-to-strength, establishing itself as a leading independent heating and ventilation specialist across the north of England.”


If you’re interested to learn more about how we can help grow your business through asset or commercial finance solutions, please get in touch.

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