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£273k Awarded to Six Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. West Midlands based forge producing company awarded £45k taking total claims to £488k

Established in 1960 and incorporated in 1976, the company is a leading UK forge producing forged, fabricated, and machined components. The company has dedicated warehousing facilities, housing substantial stock; manufactured components are held in stock, enabling immediate despatch for customers requiring orders on a ‘call off’ basis. Each warehouse is equipped with fully calibrated weighing equipment, label printers, stock tracking capabilities and packaging materials. The company quality control is backed with by BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registration, giving the company independent checks and systems to constantly monitor and improve in-house performance, and giving its customers the independent quality assurance that they demand.

  1. Hampshire based printing company received £5k

The company have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem-solving and attention to detail. Their goal is to use these skills to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. They take on a wide range of projects, from small, domestic work to larger, commercial projects, but all are carried out to the highest standards. The specialisms they offer include traditional and digital printing, signage, vehicle graphics, event and exhibition graphics, and a build-and-installation service for exhibition displays. For each of these products, they can create bespoke artwork and designs, and provide a seamless service from concept right through to installation.

  1. West Midlands based lighting company awarded £42k

Since its formation in 1986, the company have played a key role in many major decorative lighting schemes in both the private and the public sector. Far from being merely a ‘supplier’ of lighting products, the company offer their clients a full product design and manufacturing capability. The company supports projects from early proposals and lighting designs, right through to commissioning. Flexibility and quality-orientated manufacturing techniques also enable the company to take on small batch reproduction work and problem-solving projects. The company is also well equipped to carry out refurbishment of existing lanterns and has been involved in several town centre regeneration projects refurbishing columns and lanterns back to their original condition.

  1. Derbyshire based precision pattern and model equipment received £109k taking total claims over 10 years to £1.1m

The company undertake the production of precision pattern and model equipment for the foundry and associated engineering industries. Over the years, the company has developed into a recognised specialist in the production of GRP / composite products for the rail industry. The company has developed into a class leader in the supply of phenolic products into the UK rail market. Pattern equipment can be supplied to suit any of their customer’s needs, whether they require loose equipment, boxless moldings, shell or disamatic. Whilst a high proportion of the company’s work is now CAD / CAM, they still have the core skills and employee experience to produce traditional conventional pattern equipment, ranging from very small one-off loose patterns to very large patterns up to diameters of 3.5m.

  1. Leicestershire based engineering company awarded £33k

Incorporated in 2015, the company began its corporate life manufacturing air-conditioning systems and whilst the company continues to work in general fields, it has become a specialist in developing extremely challenging medical applications where specifications are very exacting and technical challenges are plentiful. The company’s own and selected trained and certified sub-contract installation and site engineers ensure that works are carried out to the highest possible standards and, as a result, the company confidently offers long term warranties on all contracts. Products and solutions are developed to integrate into the working environment, improve productivity and reduce the exposure of harmful dusts and fumes as well as noise reduction.

  1. Yorkshire based manufacturing firm received £38k

 The longstanding company initially began manufacturing screening materials that historically was targeted at the coal mining and quarrying industries. Over the years the company has had to adapt and adopt itself to finding new markets and has been innovative in the production of specialised equipment that is fit for purpose. This often requires them to manufacture bespoke items for specific applications. The company’s research concentrates on the development of picking lines, conveyors, trammel screens, concrete crushers, soil screens and waste and plasterboard recycling equipment.

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