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Stump Busters UK Limited

Darren Taylor owns Stump Busters UK Ltd a franchise company that specialises in tree stump removal throughout the UK. Customer requirements vary from small garden projects through to work for major commercial contracts.

Darren started in the industry running one area for the franchise Stump Busters. His could see much more potential for the business nationally so when the opportunity arose the purchase the franchise company he took it!

“Arblease has played a huge roll in our business growth by funding our existing and new ventures. They are fast and effective making borrowing from clearing banks seem very slow and expensive. They are the experts in our industry and understand the requirements of modern business. Low cost, fast and effective!”

Darren Taylor – Managing Director


Penrith Tool Hire

Penrith Tool Hire has been established for over 30 years, providing tools, machinery and equipment for all types of jobs. Dave Taylor bought the business in 2007. The business has gone from strength to strength and so, Lynsey his wife joined the business in 2012 to take things up a gear.

Since buying the business, Dave has invested heavily to grow the business by expanding the Penrith Tool Hire fleet. They now offer newer, larger and more varied types of equipment. The now fleet includes tracked access platforms, wood chippers, stump grinders, diggers and dumpers.

“With Arblease, we feel as though we’re working with a team that really understands both our business and our appetite for growth; they’re highly proactive and regularly provide us with invaluable guidance in developing solutions for our equipment purchases that really work for us”

Dave Taylor – Managing Director


Kim Parsons owner of Agreco (“Ag-re- co”) a contracting company which provides services to the agricultural, ecological, construction and forestry industry’s.

Agreco are as likely to be found on a building site in the middle of London as a field in the heart of Herefordshire, from sub – contracting on multi million pound construction projects to repairing domestic fence’s at the weekend. We employ a simple, no nonsense and practical approach that gets the job done – quickly, safely and effectively.

Reduced access areas, particularly steep and boggy ground, are a specialty as is working in environmentally sensitive areas such as SSSI’s. Agreco’s experience and specialised machinery often allow us to mechanize operations that have previously required a lot of slow and expensive manpower.

“We have dealt with Arblease for many years. They have taken the time to understand our requirements and have been extremely helpful in providing guidance, discussing options and creating tailored funding solutions for our company. In my opinion, their pro activity and customer service levels are superior to anything out there”

Kim Parsons – Managing Director

Broadleaf Tree Services

Broadleaf Tree Services was founded in February 2004 by Matthew Boast. After leaving his teaching post in the Arboricultural Department at Merrist Wood College, Matt was an instructor for two years taking students on a ten week tree surgery course alongside Jack Kenyon.

Matt has in excess of fifteen year’s climbing experience, working with district and county councils as well as major civil engineering companies and utility providers.

“Arblease has always been hugely supportive of our business. We have worked with their finance team for number of years and have always been very happy with their level of service. They are proactive in their approach, efficient and focus on building and maintaining a relationship which is key to taking my business to the next level”

Matt Boast – Managing Director