Avesta Security Firm
Avesta, a Manchester-based security technology firm secures a £200k pandemic boost from NatWest.
09:07 24 May 2021
Avesta, a firm that specialises in providing equipment and security services to businesses across the UK, has recently secured a £200,000 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) from NatWest. The new funding will be used in a steady stream of security supplies to support the firm's growth throughout the pandemic.
The firm, which is the main supplier of HikVision and HiLook in the North West, has supplied high-performance security systems in more than 10,000 buildings and businesses in the last year.
Co-founder Javid Aria said: "The past 12 months have been a whirlwind at Avesta. At the beginning of the pandemic, like many other businesses, we were faced with uncertainty on how we would be impacted.
"We have been very fortunate, and thanks to the hard work of the team, we have managed to positively navigate the pandemic and have seen an influx of new customers.
"With the support from NatWest, we were able to ensure we had enough stock to help businesses secure their vacant properties through the different national lockdowns and we have expanded our team to facilitate increased demand."
Joshua Norman, senior relationship manager at NatWest, added: "We have worked with Avesta for a number of years and despite the uncertainty of the last 12 months, we have supported them to ensure they could meet increased customer demand.
"We look forward to seeing Javid, Hamid and the team continue to expand Avesta’s customer base nationally."