It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since Sam and I threw ourselves off the proverbial cliff and began Adamantean back in January. So much has happened since then, not least the exciting development of being joined by Duncan in June – as we said at the time, we love it when a plan comes together!
A strong panel of 30+ banks and finance companies was quickly established, eager to offer traditional funding products as well as working closely with us to develop more bespoke solutions – especially in the specialist area of vendor sales.
By the end of the year we will have completed significantly more business than we had forecast from a standing start this time last year, which is extremely satisfying.
We are delighted to have funded deals of all shapes and sizes, from a £10k camera for a freelance cameraman to a £1.25m requirement for a lighting company. In between there has been PA and sound-reinforcement gear, lenses, camera channels, vision mixers, graphics equipment, audio recording consoles, stabilised camera mounts, LED screens and even a couple of OB trucks!
We have also spread our activities into broader markets, including renewable energy equipment, cars, trucks, aircraft and marine.
The overwhelming enthusiasm and support we received across the industry has meant that many old and familiar customers have joined us on our journey, and we cannot thank you enough for that confidence and support. We have met even more new customers along the way.
An encouraging pipeline of new business is already primed for an encouraging start to 2018, including some large projects we are very excited to be involved with.
Thanks to all of you who have continued to support and believe in us as we have got this venture off the ground, and we hope the rest of you will become an equally important part of our future.
Wishing you all a happy and restful festive period, and a busy and successful 2018.