Fleximize is S(E)O Good for Suffolk Marketing Agency

With a flexible business loan from Fleximize, Ipswich-based marketing agency EP Marketing has been able to grow its offering and expand its team


Key Details

The business

Trading for: 2 years

Sector: Marketing

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Reason for funding

Cash flow


- Unsecured business loan

- Fixed repayments

- £22,000 over 24 months


- Freed up cash flow for growth

Although we support small businesses all over the UK with flexible business funding, there’s nothing we love more than lending a helping hand to a local business.

Based in an innovative startup hub overlooking the picturesque Ipswich Marina, EP Marketing sits alongside Fleximize at the forefront of a cluster of tech-focused, fast-growing businesses emerging in Suffolk. Providing a wide variety of digital marketing and web design services, it has racked up an impressive list of clients, all of whom have felt the benefit of EP Marketing’s expertise.

EP Marketing started on the kitchen table of founder Emma Pratt in 2012. After working in progressively senior marketing roles for an array of prestigious law firms, Emma felt the time was right to set up her own business, using her expertise in marketing and creative design.

Having grown up in Suffolk, East Anglia was the obvious choice for Emma, who wanted to deliver the level of service commonly associated with London-based marketing agencies, but without the London price tag. Having guided EP Marketing to an impressive start, Emma's leadership has firmly established the company as one of Suffolk’s leading marketing agencies.

Cash flow challenges

EP Marketing has built its reputation on Emma and her team’s hard work, dedication and innovative approach to its clients’ needs. With its mantra of “everything is possible”, and ability to deliver tangible results, EP Marketing has set itself apart from many other marketing agencies.

One major issue, however, that has hampered the growth of the business is cash flow. Most business owners will attest to cash flow being unpredictable, and in EP Marketing’s case, it has stunted the company’s ability to take advantage of opportunities. With ambitious plans in the pipeline, EP Marketing turned to Fleximize in February 2016, having spotted our advert on a nearby roundabout. The company was looking for a flexible finance solution that would allow it to grow, without having to rely on invoices being paid on time.

Leaf-ing nothing out
Leaf-ing nothing out :

EP Marketing's impressive array of services has seen it become a leading marketing agency in Suffolk

After passing our initial credit checks, Emma was assigned her own dedicated relationship manager, who guided EP Marketing through the application process. In a matter of days, Fleximize had deposited £22,000 to help Emma grow the business that began on her kitchen table.

With the money in EP Marketing's account, Emma set about moving the business into smart new offices, and hiring staff that would allow them to take on more clients. However, within a matter of months, the loan had become valuable for a very different reason.

In June 2016, with the business riding high off its success, it was brought back down to earth with a bump when Emma was taken seriously ill. With Emma unable to run the business, her team stepped up to the plate, a period that she describes as her “proudest moment whilst running the business”. Fleximize’s funding was particularly helpful during this stressful time, with the flexible terms of the loan allowing the company to effectively manage a precarious cash flow situation.

Do you run a business like this?

If you’re looking for an unsecured or secured business loan to grow your own marketing agency, or other type of business, contact the Fleximize team today on 0207 1000 110. Alternatively, click on the button below to open the door to quick and easy business funding.

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