LightwaveRF secures £1.1m deal with Santander

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based home technology firm, LightwaveRF, has secured £1.1 million bank facility to help expand its UK and international distribution footprint.

The firm is the Internet of Things provider of the LightwaveRF platform and connected devices; enabling domestic and commercial users to remotely monitor and control light, heat, power and security via a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Last month it forecast a sales growth of more than a third for the second half of the year as awareness of its products rises. LightwaveRF has now agreed a new £1.1 million working capital facility with Santander while the stock market-listed company will move all of its banking over. The facilities include both discreet invoice financing and trade financing to support an anticipated increase in sales volume.

Kevin Edwards, Chief Financial Officer at LightwaveRF, said: “The granting of this working capital facility by Santander demonstrates the credibility of our business plans with an international bank and will assist us in meeting our working capital requirements for our growth plans.” Louise Guise, Relationship Director at Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We have been impressed with both LightwaveRF’s management team and also their product range and customer pipeline.  We look forward to growing our partnership with the business in this exciting market sector.”

LightwaveRF are one of 150 technology tenants currently based at Innovation Birmingham Campus, following the recent completion of the 42,149 sq ft iCentrum building. Significant investment guarantees the Campus benefits from a 30Gbit/s broadband service – equalling the fastest internet connection available anywhere in the UK.

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