BFS loan helps Oldham scaffolding firm build a new future

BFS loan helps Oldham scaffolding firm build a new future

Business Finance Solutions (BFS), the North West delivery partner of the government’s Start Up Loans programme and a lending partner of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, has backed a new Oldham scaffolding company.

James Brierley, who has over 25 years’ experience in the scaffolding and building industry, is using his £25k loan from BFS to launch Rose System Scaffolding, and will be creating 20 jobs, including apprenticeships, over the next few years.

Using lightweight Layher Allround scaffolding products alongside innovative software, James and his team can produce 2D and 3D accurate scaffolding drawings, deliver quotes and run a full project management system.

James said: “With the help of the loan from Business Finance Solutions, I’ve been able to create a business that combines my lifetime of experience and expertise with the very latest and best building products on the market.  Using the funding to invest in high quality stock, we are now delivering a world class and innovative way of working to what is often seen as a very traditional sector.

“The benefit to our clients is that we are able to work with incredible accuracy and can erect and dismantle the scaffolding much more quickly, saving them time and money.”

Roger Seddon, head of lending at BFS, said: “James is a great example of how the Start Up Loans programme is helping people at the top of their game in all professions – from scaffolders to solicitors – to start their own businesses and to bring new and exciting alternatives to their field.

James is very well known within the industry by potential clients, partners and stakeholders and they and we have enormous faith in his ability to build this business into a real game-changer in the building trade.”

BFS will see £15m allocated to new start-ups across the North West over a two year period, creating around 3,000 new businesses and over 5,000 new jobs in the region. It currently manages over £100m of publicly-backed small business investments across the UK.