Retailer outwears coronavirus with funding and website

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Capital Cashmere

Capital Cashmere

Capital Cashmere retails high quality ladies and mens cashmere clothing at county shows, game fairs, high class horse events, such as horse trials and racing. During the winter they hire indoor community spaces where they set up ‘pop-up shops’.

With a combination of lockdown and cashflow tied-up in stock and event deposits, Capital Cashmere were in a difficult position. Securing a Bounce Back Loan helped Alan successfully manage his cashflow challenges.

Both Santander and Elavon have been extremely supportive. The BBL from Santander was pivotal to my business surviving the past few months. Santander then connected me to Elavon who supported me to set up a website and an online shop, so we could keep operating and explore new opportunities for the business.

Alan Ball

Owner, Capital Cashmere

Santander then helped connect Alan with Elavon who were able to support him in setting up a new website and an online shop. This enabled Capital Cashmere to continue operating, offering their products to customers online for the very first time.

Alan is extremely passionate and determined to make his business a success. Like so many small business owners he’s invested a lot of his time, energy and funds to achieve this. I am delighted we’ve been able to support him to successfully adapt his business.

Sue Lane

Business Banking Manager, Santander

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