Conwy-based fencing contractor S.E. Metcalfe has added a new post driver to its operations after securing asset financing from Paragon Bank.

The Llanrwst firm, which specialises in livestock, habitual, and environmental fencing, acquired the EVO Compact Post Driver thanks to a £50,000 funding package provided by the Paragon’s SME Lending division after being introduced by the manufacturer, Protech Machinery.

Equipped with a 300kg hammer and a 2-way mast tilt, S.E. Metcalfe will use the post driver to support their work throughout North Wales and the wider region – which has included working with the National Trust, Snowdonia National Park and the Forestry Commission.

A provider of bespoke, environmentally friendly fencing solutions, S.E. Metcalfe worked closely with Paragon’s Agriculture team to develop a funding solution that complimented their business plans and growth goals.

Commenting on the financing arranged with Paragon, Sion Metcalfeof S.E. Metcalfe said: “Paragon is the ideal financing partner. The team took the time to understand our business, has practical expertise in the agricultural sector and worked with us to develop a financing solution that supports our goals and growth plans.

“Thanks to the new post driver, we can offer clients an enhanced range of services and we look forward to delivering further high-profile projects in the years to come.”

Commenting on the funding arranged for S.E Metcalfe, Kyle Johnson, Business DevelopmentManager in Paragon’s Agriculture team, said: “It has been fantastic to work with S.E. Metcalfe and to see the real benefit the new EVO Compact Post Driver will bring to their business. If our countryside is to be cared for and protected it is essential that businesses are able to acquire the right equipment for their operations – and Paragon is ready to work with them to ensure that they do.”

Ben Walton