Kirk Smith established Armada Finance Exeter back in the seventies click to read more. His main focus was to finance catering equipment for the hospitality, leisure, and foodservice industries. Over time, the company grew and evolved. As the number of facilities increased, Armada's funding options increased and new types of business started to be referred.
Armada is an expert in financing all kinds of equipment. However, catering equipment leasing remains core to Armada's business. Armada has longstanding relationships with equipment vendors and has gained a lot of expertise in this field. Armada professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the needs and requirements of the service industry. We know how important it is to quickly replace essential equipment such an oven or freezer. A broken appliance can spell doom for any business.
Armada provides equipment funding for a wide range of hospitality businesses including hotels, restaurants and takeaways, as well as bars, wine bars and nightclubs. Recent support included the complete refurbishment of a Leeds restaurant, a range of products for a South Wales fish & chip shop and carvery units at a pub on Isle of Wight. Equipment for catering is required by businesses in many other sectors. Armada has provided funding to purchase mixing equipment and equipment for a Preston food producer, as well equipment for use in coffee shops and offices.