David Barnes from Hyde has launched Event Transport Ltd, a new haulage business that specialises in the music and live events industry, thanks to a Start Up Loan.
David, who has more than 17 years experience in the event logistics industry, specialises in the transportation of technical equipment for bands & corporate clients, nationally & internationally, and has worked with a number of household names including the Foo Fighters, Mclaren F1,Lady Gaga, Metallica, BMW and Coca Cola.
The Start Up Loan will be used to purchase 12 and 18 tonne vehicles which will enable the business to operate far more efficicently by not having to rent wagons for each job. The loan will also enable Event Transport to increase its work with other local businesses including STS Touring Productions in Ardwick and ‘corporate event specialists Keyteq Presentation Services Ltd in Altrincham.
David also worked with the Business Growth Hub's Access to Finance advisor Geoff Clowes to develop his business plan and re-position the company's financial projections, which led to David receiving the loan from BFS and an additional injection of new working capital from the Royal Bank of Scotland.