Award-winning brand to modernise its manufacturing with Lombard’s help

Award-winning brand to modernise its manufacturing with Lombard’s help

Bottled natural mineral water brand, Hildon, plans to refurbish and modernise its manufacturing line after securing a £550,000 funding package from Lombard.


Hildon, which is consistently voted one of the best tasting bottled water products in the world, will use the hire purchase facility to increase capacity and expand into new markets.

Founded in 1989 by the late Christian Heppe, the high-end water retailer has established itself as a luxury brand. Yee Lay Tang, who took over the business in January 2016 following the death of Mr Heppe, has taken the Stockbridge-based business to the next level by winning several key contracts.

Yee Lay Tang, Managing Director of Hildon Limited, said: “The financial support from Lombard gives Hildon the opportunity to refine its manufacturing process, ensuring it is fit for purpose and can keep up with demand.

“It will also allow us to look at expanding into new markets and maintain our vision for growth. It will help us secure export partners and further build on our relationship with retailers both inside and outside the UK.”

Keith Hindson, Relationship Manager at Lombard, said: “It is great to see a local business with such a strong national brand looking to grow and invest in its future, I am delighted to be able to work with them and to support their ongoing plans.”

Related articles

‘Speed dating’ event for FinTech talent

Emerging FinTech stars had their chance to shine with NatWest at Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab event last week.

Supporting small businesses
Lombard - Understanding our brands

‘Understanding our brands’ is a series of articles providing an overview of each of our brands. In this piece we look at Lombard, the largest provider of asset finance in the UK.

Our news

Latest news

Q4 2016 RBS postcode lending

Lending data published today shows that RBS is a major supporter of the British economy.

Female entrepreneurs in South of England most likely to be labelled as ‘overbearing’, a ‘working mum’ or ‘ruthless’

NatWest research reveals 59 percent of female entrepreneurs in London have been branded with stereotypical gender labels when running their business.

The Start-up Loans Company joins forces with NatWest & Royal Bank of Scotland to fund British businesses

The Start Up Loans Company will join a handful of leading alternative finance firms in an exclusive partnership with a NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland programme designed to help businesses access alternative sources of finance.

Set Tab for lightbox