Lloyds Bank funds expansion of Touch Design

Date: 08-06-2016

Tagged as: South West

“We were nervous about buying a new property since it can often be a difficult process, but our relationship team at Lloyds Bank has always been available to offer the guidance and reassurance we needed.” Ed Tremlett, co-founder, Touch Design Group.

Founded in Exeter in 1999, Touch Design Group has grown from creating and selling handcrafted furniture locally, to a full-service design and build business offering bespoke furniture and interiors for customers across the UK and Europe.

Building from a new base

Six-figure funding from Lloyds Bank has seen Touch Design move into a new 30,000 square-feet combined design studio, workshop and showroom, as well as acquire retail premises in London.

"Our previous premises were limiting our manufacturing capacity and our scope for a quality showroom,” explained David Crosby, co-founder of Touch Design Group. “The new centre will allow us to continue with our growth plans over the next five years.”

Realising ambitions

“We were nervous about buying a new property since it can often be a difficult process,” admitted co-founder, Ed Tremlett. “But our relationship team at Lloyds Bank has always been available to offer the guidance and reassurance we needed.”

Andrew Blanchard, relationship manager for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, added: “Ed and David, along with the rest of the team, are constantly looking for different ways to increase the level of service on offer to customers, so when they approached us for funding, we immediately recognised the benefits that opening a new workshop would bring to the business.”

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