FIELDS required working capital in order to carry out their expansion plans, explains president and CEO, Jason McDougall, “Our partnership with First West Capital is a significant step towards making FIELDS available to more small communities, increasing inventory and developing stronger vendor relations.”
Finding a financial partner who supports their vision and growth plans
Jason also emphasizes the importance of working with a financial partner who supports their mandate of providing well-priced, everyday items to small communities. “It’s a pleasure working with First West Capital – there is great synergy with Kristi and the team and their expertise has allowed us to execute our business plans.”
First West Capital provides $3.5 million
First West Capital is pleased to provide FIELDS with the funds they need to reach more markets and to continue to focus on serving their customer base throughout rural Canada.
“There are very few retailers in Canada serving the small town retail market as capably as FIELDS. They are unique in their commitment to community improvement and provide great value on everyday items,” says Kristi Miller, vice-president, First West Capital. “We are confident of FIELDS’ ongoing success based on their experience and long history in Canadian retail. “
“I would recommend giving them a call if you are a business looking for a financing partner that is both collaborative and knowledgeable.”
“I was introduced to Kristi many years ago and when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to finally partner with her and the team at First West Capital,” says McDougall. “Kristi is sharp and thorough and invested the time required to understand our business. In addition, her strong relationship with our senior lender greatly simplified the process. I would recommend giving them a call if you are a business looking for a financing partner that is both collaborative and knowledgeable.”