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Recipe for Success

We are a kitchen design house-specialist interior contracts company offering a complete service from the initial concept discussion through to the finished project. Swift have the benefit of having over 4 decades of experience and massive cross-market experience.

We have a very active client list and can include organisations from the Education, NHS, Social Services, Retail and Leisure sectors among our many satisfied clients.

We can supply a single item or completely refurbish your dining rooms and kitchens.

We would like the opportunity to see how we could become a preferred partner to your organisation and possibly understand your present and future development plans and would be very happy to have that discussion at your convenience.

We GUARANTEE that when dealing with Swift, you can be assured of:

  • Cost efficiency
  • Professional and courteous service
  • Complete transparency of costs
  • First rate project management
  • Innovation from the first meeting to the delivered project
  • Extensive cross market experience

So, whether it’s a single item of equipment, a turn-key project, or an initial concept discussion please contact us to begin a mutually beneficial partnership.

Call head office on 02476 352727
or Johnty on 07525934342

Project Management

Swift believe that you cannot execute a successful project without good management practices. Which is why we act as a liason between all trades associated with our works.

We will ensure that all works are factored in at the logical time and in the correct sequence, thereby eliminating confusion and crossover. We adhere to the best working practices and operate within the guidelines of our Industry regulations.

All staff are suitably qualified, and all certification is held at our offices and updated as required. Swift are accredited with the following professional bodies CHAS, Constructionline and Safe Contractor.

Design

Our Design services are simple and straightforward. We commit to designing your project and pre-agree a design package of 10 hours work for a set fee.

After we have designed your project and you have authorised its suitability for your business, we transfer the design into your ownership. This means you can then shop around for the best prices to deliver your project.

Of course, we want to have the opportunity to quote you for supply and Installation and if we win the project, we refund the design fee. We are confident that if we have designed correctly for you, we will be successful and win the project based upon our quality equipment and excellent pricing policy.

We design in AutoCad 2D and if required 3D fully rendered so you can visualise your project right at the planning phase. Innovation, speed of response and continual improvement are key to Swift in our design practices.

Installation

Our installation packages are comprehensive and easy to understand. We will agree a fee, tell you exactly what’s included and carry out the installation. We include for delivery to site of all components and we install to within 1 meter of suitably isolated services.

All work is guaranteed and undertaken by fully qualified engineers who will issue any relevant certification upon completion. Of course, we understand that sometimes there are unexpected circumstances which require going that extra mile and at Swift we will endeavour to accommodate all reasonable requests.

We will also provide equipment specification sheets for other trades to work from and provide services. All our staff are dressed appropriately and are always polite  and always act in a manner that befits the Swift brand.

After Sales Support

All products and services come with warranty and we will specify the length and time of the warranty ahead of any purchasing. We try only to use manufacturers who have a policy of stocking spares even after they delist a product.

Even though the manufacturers maintain the warranty we will still support you and give aid to get any issues rectified as soon as possible to minimise your inconvenience. We can offer extended warranties and service packages upon request.

Sectors

Here at the Swift Group we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to all your service needs. Please select the sector of industry that best relates to you to gain an idea of what we can do for you.

Hotels & Banqueting

The measure of any good hotel is how well it performs the many tasks that its customers never see. Everything front of house that catches the eye and produces that quality hotel experience usually starts back of House.

Key to this is banqueting and general food production. Perfecting the art of producing multiple quality meals is a hotels key daily function. To do this you need a well-equipped kitchen that has been planned with flair, great industry knowledge and passion for excellence. Swift provide that passion. It is not enough that it should work, it must work beautifully. A superbly functioning kitchen is like a watching live theatre with every staff member playing a vital role.

Swift would love to be part of that process with you.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are all about appeal and Swift know how to deliver it. We work in consultation with your business to deliver a solution that matches your expectations and then exceeds them.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so from the moment your customers enter your premises you want to dazzle them. Good design and quality craftsmanship are key to this process. Swift only work with companies who can demonstrate a proven track record in a relevant environment.

When Swift deliver a finished project we are confident that your customers will feel relaxed and sociable in your new bar or dining room, bringing back repeat business time after time.

Care Homes and Laundry

Swift Group understand the care sector and the real time demands placed on it. It is so important to make sure that the residents feel valued and valuable individuals within their community. Part of that process is the delivery of a daily meal service and the provision of a competent and cost-effective laundry system, tailored to your environment.

Swift can help you deliver that solution through detailed discussions and briefing sessions. We will quickly understand the needs and wishes of your residents and create the perfect solution.

We have expertise which allows us to be able to accurately specify both your Kitchen, Dining and Laundry requirements in direct relation to your residents.

Food Service

Great food service is all about ingredients. Of course, you need good food, but you also need great equipment. It is often the harmonious relationship between the kitchen and the servery counter that enables a catering operation to flourish. If either are set up incorrectly it can throw the whole operational flow out of sync with your operational aims.

Here at Swift we understand the relationship between front of house and back of house. We have worked in this Industry for a combined total of 45 years building up massive cross market experience.

We hold experience from other sectors that may assist you in yours. We can help you make the best use of the space available to you and add benefits you never thought achievable.

Education and Learning Environments

Education is all about a learning journey but sustaining the pupils mind has to be backed up by sustaining the pupil’s appetite. The Break between studies is a time of enrichment and should be in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Swift have extensive experience in delivering just such an environment. We use modern design methods and graphics which capture the imagination making the pupil want to spend time in their dining halls.

Todays young want to have a school dining experience that reflects the retail sector with its modern décor and style. This is easy to achieve without blowing budgets when working with Swift.

Working in conjunction with the school and pupil forums we will deliver a vibrant and enriching place to dine.

Catering Diversity

Whether it’s a garden centre or a golf course, Swift can assist you with commercial catering aims. A bright café or a member dining room, a sports bar or a food emporium, Swift can help you in all areas. We have over 45 years of valuable cross market experience which we utilise to deliver the ‘wow factor’ for you and your customers.

Of course, it’s not always delivering a project, it’s also about single purchases of equipment. Swift offer its clients a preferred partner purchasing arrangement where you let us know what you need, and we shop around for the best fit at the right price.

We will take the time to understand your purchasing criteria and bring our market expertise into the mix, the results are always positive.

What our clients say

Testimonials

Working with Knight Catering we have the knowledge that anything is possible and there isn’t many things you can say that to in today’s world.

No matter what the challenge – “There is always a solution” is what you’ll will hear any member of their team say, they have the knowledge, the experience and the initative to find a solution to getting things repaired quickly where possible, a solution if there is no natural replacement / spare part or simply ensuring that the routine work is completed on time every time.

Clive SingletonWarwick University

It’s so nice to have pleasant and helpful staff come onto our site, and be so helpful and respond quickly and keep me informed of what is happening. We don’t thank people enough, so I would like to say a big thanks to you and your team.

Cathy BlackWhitley Academy

Leasing

Tax breaks mean leasing is not expensive!

Many people believe leasing is an expensive option. This simply is not the case. Therefore even large ‘cash rich’ companies are choosing to lease.

Unlike many high street bank facilities or overdrafts that are subject to the change in market conditions, a lease facility with its protected payment and fixed interest rates allows for effective future budgeting.

100% allowable against pre-tax profits!

Because finance lease rentals are 100% allowable against pre-tax profits, the total cost of your purchase, capital and interest can be offset during the lease period, with your payments deducted as a trading expense. Contrary to popular belief leasing is not expensive, in fact the real cost of your lease can be significantly lower than the payments you make!

A cash purchase will allow tax relief only on the capital allowances on the equipment. This is currently 40% of the cost in the first year and only 25% in subsequent years based on a reducing balance each year.

Types of Lease

Through our finance partners, the Swift Group can offer leasing arrangements regardless of the type of equipment purchased or value. Leasing equipment through Pico makes financial sense in the times of austerity, please see below for a breakdown of the types of lease we offer. You’ll find there is a lease plan to suit every business.

Hire Purchase / Lease Purchase

After an initial deposit regular payments are made over a defined period of time. Ownership passes over at the end of the contract upon payment of an option to purchase fee. Payments can be fixed, or variable rate interest and repayments can be monthly, quarterly or seasonal. Capital allowances are claimed against the purchase with the interest offset against taxable profits.

Finance Lease

Similar in structure to Hire Purchase, however, ownership remains with the finance company throughout the agreement. The rentals attract VAT and can be offset against taxable profits as a trading expense. At the end of the agreement you can retain the use of the equipment by payment of a ‘secondary period rental’ or alternatively it can be sold and a percentage of the sales proceeds will be due to you from the finance company.

Operating Lease

An operating lease offers the same taxable benefits as a finance lease but differs in that it can be considered an off-balance sheet facility and typically runs for less than the economic life of the asset. At the end of the term the goods are normally returned to the originating supplier or manufacturer.

*Please note that under operating leases the equipment will be subject to ‘return conditions’ and you should always seek the advice of your accountant or tax advisor before entering into this type of agreement.

Sale and Leaseback/Hire Purchase Back

An effective way of releasing capital tied up in fixed assets unencumbered by existing finance agreements. If you would like to discuss any of these types of leases, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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