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£412K Awarded to Ten Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. Derbyshire-based manufacturer of measuring equipment awarded £55k

The company design, manufacture, service and maintain measuring equipment ranging from small metrology tooling items to full coordinate measuring machines. The company’s aim is focused on developing and supplying innovative software, hardware and services that help create a complete package for its customers. The company’s new 3,500 square feet unit has enabled them to become ever more speculative and acquire more redundant and defunct CMMs and redevelop them to a modern standard, meaning they can now house up to 20 redeveloped machines. This change in business approach, largely funded by previously successful R&D Tax Credits applications, has led to an increase in redevelopment work to ensure old machines can be substantially upgraded to become more functional and more sustainable.

  1. Bristol-based manufacturer of bespoke carpentry received £26k

The company specialises in the design, manufacture, and installation of bespoke carpentry, cabinetry, and joinery products in premium commercial, hospitality, and residential properties. Over time, the company has transitioned from being a traditional joinery business to one that focuses on providing solutions to client demands that require complex engineering solutions. The company liaise closely with clients and understands their core requirements prior to developing project schematics and budgets, and – as far as it is practicable – use new technologies or develops new practices that can help keep the project and running costs as low as possible for their clients.

  1. London-based design consultancy awarded £20k

The company designs powerful experiences and builds creatively led commercial solutions that help businesses gain a competitive advantage in the events, exhibitions, and digital realms. The company is creating authentic innovation by really getting to the heart of a brief and can design a bespoke solution for each project. The company is ethical and environmentally conscious and dedicated to doing its part in minimising waste through ethical sourcing, using sustainable resources and being more aware of the industry’s possible positive impact on society.

  1. Nottinghamshire-based development of building projects company received £14k

The construction and development company, with an unrivalled level of experience in the construction, development, regeneration, and property-related sectors. Recognising that delivery of projects in this sector can be challenging, they, therefore, ensure they use hands-on experience to find the most pragmatic and commercially sensitive solutions to industry challenges.

  1. Yorkshire-based pig breeders awarded £116k

The company was incorporated in 1984 and it is primarily a pig breeding and finishing business, constantly striving to increase productivity. They breed sows at two separate locations and rear their progeny off-site. Pigs are thus reared on a mixture of owned and rented farms and this makes process control and health controls particularly important for high-performance animal production and reduced mortality rates. The energy resources at the farm are supplemented with renewable energy systems that have received considerable effort in recent years. The company also farms free-range hens which are Lion Code and RSPCA assured.

  1. Yorkshire-based mixed farming company received £50k

The farm is an arable and pig breeding and finishing business working in partnership with another farm within the group to improve pig production methods whilst also concentrating on the land they occupy and their own feed production. It was incorporated in 1953 and farms a total of 1500 acres (mixed between owned and contracted). The farm is also looking at improved methods of producing their own feed from their arable land which will make the business more profitable by cutting the cost of feed, given that this cost amounts to around 70% of a finished pig’s cost. They are also trialling different feed additives to determine their effects on growth rates.

  1. Yorkshire-based poultry farm awarded £30k.

The farm used to be a subsidiary of another farm within the group and has now been separated out. It is an egg production business striving to improve methods of egg production through diet trials and improved housing conditions, without causing welfare issues due to the demand for bigger eggs. Improvements in the methods of egg production at the farm have also been looked at during this period. There is a constant demand from the marketplace for larger eggs and this causes a welfare issue for the hens who are under stress to produce the larger eggs. Methods have been trialled to increase egg sizes without putting the hens under pressure. These have included vaccination and feed additive trials.

  1. Derbyshire-based manufacturer of wood products received £90k

The company is the number 1 choice of global OEMs, ROSCOs and TOCs alike and Datum is peerless in the marketplace. The company can manufacture completely assembled parts from start to finish, all tooling is manufactured in-house. The company also offers traditional manufacture of patterns and models with a highly skilled and motivated workforce operating from a fully equipped facility.

  1. Greater Manchester-based precision engineers awarded £7k

The company was incorporated in 2003 and is a family-run toolmaking and precision engineering business. It regularly carries out around 300 jobs a year, many of them being one or few-offs, bespoke items or production process problem solving which generally require some elements of research and development. The company is committed to providing high-quality products and services. It is their objective to provide work that is right the first time, on time and within budget. The company’s thorough approach to each job ensures all customer requirements are met and any project is not signed off until complete satisfaction is achieved.

  1. Shropshire-based retailer of motor vehicle parts £59k

The company is the world’s largest independent supplier and manufacturer of Jaguar parts and accessories. Over the years, through acquisitions and organic growth, the supply line has grown to include components for other British car manufacturers such as Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin.

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