Bank helps shoe firm make a big purchase

A FOOTWEAR firm that began in north Leeds in 1993 and has now grown to own 25 retail outlets nationwide has just completed the purchase of rival Rojo Shoes.

Daniel's Footwear, which specialises in ladies and gents' high end fashion, was provided with a 700K funding package by Barclays Corporate in Yorkshire to complete the acquisition.

Daniel Buck, director, said: "Barclays Corporate has been very supportive of our latest acquisition and plays an integral part in our plans for future growth.

"With the new financial structure in place we intend to be pro-active in taking advantage of the opportunities the current climate presents."

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