Golf club expands following £2.4m funding boost

(L-R): Mark Greasley, Paul Armstrong, Ben Laing, Steve Sharp and Ben Lavin

Branston Golf and Country Club in Burton has invested in a raft of new facilities after securing £2.4m in funding from HSBC UK.

New additions include a health club, swimming pool, conference facilities, a creche and a 2,000 sq ft gym.

The expansion has created ten new jobs and is expected to help the club hit the £5m revenue mark by the end of its five-year regeneration plan.

Ben Laing, managing director at Branston Golf and Country Club, said: “The support from HSBC UK has enabled us to extend our investment over a longer period. Consolidating the investment in one package will enable us to drive the rate and volume of all revenue streams, resulting in steady and consistent growth across all business sections. As we operate in the premium segment of the market, this investment has ensured that we can deliver the highest quality of service and facilites to all our members and customers.”

Paul Armstrong, area director at HSBC UK, added: “We’re pleased to be able to support businesses from sectors that are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, such as Branston Golf and Country Club. The Club is in a position to move forward with its exciting plans for future growth.”

Ben Lavin at Empire Finance worked with Mark Greasley, relationship manager at HSBC UK, to help secure the funding for the club.