Arbuthnot Commercial ABL supports Alivini’s taste for growth


When specialist food importer and wholesaler, Alivini Company Limited (Alivini), made the move to join Arbuthnot Commercial ABL as a client, it was a natural choice. Both lender and client management teams have worked together closely for a number of years and following the formation of Arbuthnot Commercial ABL, Alivini was attracted to the high levels of service and support that the team could provide.

Having met with Alivini’s management team to discuss their requirements in depth, Arbuthnot Commercial ABL structured and delivered a £1,500,000 working capital facility, providing the company with additional headroom to expand.

Alivini was founded in 1975 with the aim of supplying the best quality wines and food from all regions of Italy. Today, the company is regarded as the leading Italian produce specialist in the UK, importing and distributing some of Italy’s foremost premium brands.

Tim Hawkins, managing director at Arbuthnot Commercial ABL commented:

“The relationships we enjoy with our clients are right at the heart of everything that we do We are delighted to support the highly experienced management team at Alivini with a flexible working capital facility, delivering both the levels of funding and service that will enable the business to continue to flourish.”

Victoria Santos-Pires, company director of Alivini Company Limited, said:

“We have an excellent relationship with the Arbuthnot Commercial ABL team spanning many years and we are very pleased to be working with them again. As a growing business, the level of responsiveness and service we receive from our funders is incredibly important. With Arbuthnot Commercial ABL, we are a name, not a number. The Arbuthnot team is fantastic, they are always ready to listen to our requirements, understand what we need and work with us on a proactive basis. We look forward to continuing our relationship and growing together.”