Case study – Sankey’s seafood specialists

Our commitment to customer service means that we’re lucky enough to have a host of loyal clients who are happy to sing our praises. One such client is Matthew Sankey, Director of Sankey’s seafood eateries and fishmongers’ in Kent.

Sankey’s is a well-known name in and around Tunbridge Wells – Matthew is the third generation of his family to operate a seafood restaurant in the area.

With a thriving restaurant and great reputation, Matthew took the decision to expand. The business now operates three eateries in Tunbridge Wells: Sankey’s Pub on Mount Ephraim; The Seafood Brasserie on Camden Road; and The Old Fishmarket in The Pantiles, an exclusive champagne and seafood bar. There are also two Sankey’s fishmongers’ shops in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

Here, Matthew explains why he got in touch with us and how we were able to help . . .

Matthew says: “Our rapid expansion in recent years has been an exhilarating but incredibly busy time. Opening new restaurants and retail units meant that we needed a huge amount of costly catering equipment, as well as retail and restaurant fittings.

“The sensible route was to finance this equipment through a leasing arrangement, spreading the cost over three years rather than committing to the capital outlay. It was our accountant who first gave us System Rentals’ name, and so we called them along with a number of competitors to check comparable deals.

“Not only was the System Rentals proposal the most competitive, I liked dealing with Steve and felt confident that our business was in safe hands. The System Rentals staff are extremely friendly and efficient, and the whole process was completely painless. We appreciated the fact it’s a smaller firm, and a million miles from the corporate call centre scenario.

“From a paperwork point of view there was barely anything to do, which freed up my time to concentrate on the day-to-day running of Sankey’s, secure in the knowledge that the finances were being taken care of. In fact I was so impressed with the company that when I needed personal finance for a car, I went to System Rentals for this too. Again, everything went through quickly and without a hitch. Excellent service all round.”

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