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How our services supported 14 Day UK Ltd through Covid-19

Alex Hayward Managing Director at 14 Day UK Ltd, discusses how using Optimum Finance’s invoice finance services helped his business through Covid-19.

Providing freight brokerage for third party transport and haulage companies, 14 Day UK Ltd launched in March 2019. The company, which is headed up by Alex Hayward, has since its inception been supporting businesses with fast delivery times and efficient transport services.

14 Day UK Ltd operates in and for a wide variety of sectors, including food and beverage, garden centres, construction and NHS and healthcare facilities. The business, which started working with Optimum Finance in March 2019, has a key USP of paying its suppliers within two weeks and using Optimum Finance’s invoice finance service has allowed the company to keep up with demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Managing director at 14 Day UK Ltd Alex Hayward explains the rationale behind the decision to work with Optimum Finance and how its innovative systems have helped his company keep up with an unexpectedly busy time: “The business has grown exponentially in the past year and Optimum Finance has been a massive support in that area. Our onboarding process to Optimum’s system was quick, and the team has always been on-hand to help. No task is to small for them to assist with.

“Having Optimum Finance by our side alleviated any financial concerns we had, along with those of our suppliers. We have been able to keep to our USP of paying suppliers within two weeks which has been fantastic. Where it has been a turbulent time for many, we got busier due to demand from different sectors. When the pandemic hit, we saw some customers go silent and others boom. As we have grown our facilities and Covid-19 hit the balance of customers and suppliers was quite disproportionate and unpredictable, but Optimum has supported us through it all, even though trading circumstances have been different.

“Working with Optimum has been a dream – it’s been an easy system to use, the people are lovely, and they understand the business’s needs. Overall, they have demonstrated great versatility, positivity and proven themselves as a company with real integrity to work with during this time.”

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