South Wales entrepreneur Steve White celebrates ten years in business with Thornbury Collections by expanding his company.
Thornbury Collections was set up by Steve who recognised that many businesses struggle with cash flow and getting bills paid on time.
Last year the company was shortlisted for the ‘Best Debt Collection Company of the Year’ last year, and finished second.
“To be recognised at such a high level was a huge achievement for me and for the company. We do have a client base of hundreds of firms across Wales, the UK and internationally and we pride ourselves in helping those clients thrive through chasing any outstanding invoices in a professional and effective manner.”
Recently Steve has also taken over the John Lewis Agency Ltd in Llandeilo in West Wales.
“We are absolutely delighted and can assure John Lewis customers of continuing excellent service. This is a move which consolidates our business across the whole of Wales and means that we can continue to grow and expand.”
The Thornbury Collections team prides itself on its ability to mediate and resolve disputed debts.
“Cash flow is a real problem for many companies – large and small. We understand there are two sides to every situation. We don’t take sides. We resolve situations. If money is owed then it gets collected.
“There are not many companies that can boast testimonials from the people and companies from whom they have collected the debts. About 60% of our clients were in fact businesses we were chasing and they were so impressed by the manner of our service that they have engaged us to help them.
“It’s that sensitive approach to our work that has earned us a national reputation and a growing international workload.”
Before setting up Thornbury Collections, Steve served in the Royal Navy and for 14 years and then in the police service. He’s been married for 30 years to his wife Diane and they have three sons, the oldest of which is autistic, so he is also Chairman of the Autism Directory – a charity providing help and support to people living and working with autism.