Ripon based business Ambridge Ceramics Limited today announced it has received support from Barclays through the Government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in order to maintain the ability to trade through the COVID-19 crisis.

Ambridge Ceramics Limited was established in 1986 and is headquartered at Premier House. College Road, Ripon. The business is a Cosmetic Dental Laboratory and known for pioneering the development and integration of cross platform digital workflows using digital dental systems like 3Shape, EXOCAD and CEREC. Using ultra-modern dental technology, they offer Veneers, crown, bridge and implant restorative services working with some of the most well respected Dental Clinicians in the UK.

Mark Ambridge, Managing Director (pictuured): “Like many other businesses we’ve been unable to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak and needed some flexible funding in order to continue with our fixed costs during our closure. I only recently moved the business account to Barclays so was delighted when they confirmed they would be able to support the business with a CBIL facility and Philippa and her team not only sanctioned the facilities but had the funding in our account within days.”

The state of the art technology used at the laboratory has been put to good use during the enforced closure with MD Mark producing much-needed PPE in the form of Face Shields for front line workers using the 3D printer. Local organisations Mark has been able to support include North House GP Practice, The Moors Care Centre, Skell Lodge Care Home, Clock Tower Dental Practice and Beech House Dental Practice.

Philippa McCurrie, Barclays Relationship Manager put together the funding package for the deal and said: “Mark and his team operate a fantastic business using technology to provide the latest dental solutions for patients via their client’s dental practices across the UK. The CBIL facility will provide security for the future and the flexibility to continue with their fixed payments during these challenging times.”