The deal has helped fund the acquisition of two state-of-the-art cutting machines.

The new machines perform up to three times faster than their predecessor, and consume less power and gas.

FC Laser has seen strong growth since its launch in 2012. The company, which has the capacity to deliver both large-scale production and one-off projects, supplies businesses across the architectural, engineering and automotive industries.

Explains FC Laser Limited MD Danny Fantom: “FC Laser is entering an exciting period of growth and innovation, and we are grateful for the role that Lombard and NatWest have played in supporting us throughout the process. Our new equipment means we will be able to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to productivity, putting us in a strong position to grow year on year.”

Adds Lombard relationship manager Veronica Wales: “FC Laser prides itself on both cost-efficiency and the high quality of its products and services, and it has been extremely rewarding to have helped the business continue in this tradition.”

IMAGE CAPTION: (L-R) Veronica Wales, Lombard relationship manager / Danny Fantom, MD at FC Laser Limited / Steve Smith, NatWest relationship manager