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£532K Awarded to Seven Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. Wales-based life jackets and life raft manufacturers awarded £50k

Incorporated in 1959, the company primarily manufactures inflatable emergency rescue and survival equipment. Since 2013, the company has heavily invested in the refurbishment and expansion of the factory buildings, new manufacturing equipment and product development. The company now has an enviable modern production facility and has recently launched a number of innovative new products including rescue craft, recovery boards and a range of lightweight inflatable shelters and decontamination showers.

  1. Surrey-based protective workwear manufacturer received £29k

The company is now a world-leading supplier of personal protective solutions, specialising in the design and manufacture of high-performance chemical, particulate and respiratory protective clothing, and specialist protective footwear.  The company’s manufacturing capacity continues to expand with the addition of a new building at the Redhill site and another new plant in the Southwest of England.

  1. Derbyshire-based pipeline group awarded £35K

The company’s research and development team work collaboratively with two wholly owned subsidiary companies, and the efforts of these subsidiaries have been incorporated within this report. The company develops and manufactures innovative plastic pipeline solutions predominantly for the gas industry although these solutions are now additionally used in the water, wastewater, energy & power, district heating and telecoms sectors.

  1. Yorkshire-based poultry farm received £30k

The company has conducted various trials around catching the birds to minimise stress, particularly for the chickens left behind. As a niche but diversely minded company, they are driven by their aim to achieve technological advances by investing their time into research and development, working hard to navigate challenging projects and break through the status quo of their industry. In addition to their R&D Projects, they have also taken the initiative to grow their facilities, so they have more capacity for production and processing.

  1. Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer awarded £5k

The company work closely with Mitsubishi and have achieved Mitsubishi System Integrator status, with recent projects being completed in US, Poland, Sweden, Serbia and Belgium. The company provide a comprehensive ‘turn-key’ service with full mechanical, electrical and software design and development through to manufacturing and commissioning, followed up by ongoing support, maintenance and calibration contracts.

  1. Buckinghamshire-based HVAC company received £327k

The company’s capabilities include providing design and build services for air conditioning and ventilation units, controls, mechanical and building services including state-of-the-art energy management services. The company’s success lies within the highly experienced industry professionals it employs, leading to innovative and efficient solutions which enable it to have a high customer retention rate.

  1. Midlands-based automotive parts developer awarded £54k

The company specialises in providing a comprehensive range of reactive and planned mechanical engineering services to a broad and diverse range of industry sectors. They have developed a reputation for being able to solve the most difficult problems in their chosen sector. These projects range from finding totally new solutions to new problems to re-engineering very old plant to either keep it working or making it safer and more efficient.

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