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£578K Awarded to Ten Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. Nottinghamshire-based metal fabrication company awarded £32k

The company was established under this name in 2001 and has roots in the damper industry reaching back to 1965. The company specialises in designing, developing and servicing industrial dampers. It also develops the complex, intelligent computer systems used to control them.

  1. Greater Manchester-based rubber products manufacturer received £78k taking total claims to £676k

Established in 1987, the company is at the forefront of emerging manufacturing technology in its field of expertise. The company proactively explore new opportunities for the development and application of medical products. The company’s in-house engineering facility is at the hub of their business and is key to them maintaining control of quality, costs and providing exceptional rapid response to new product development opportunities.

  1. Leicestershire-based diesel engine specialist awarded £55k

The company is the UK’s largest independent diesel engine specialist. The company benefits from a dedicated R&D Centre with one full-time employee but other people like the pump and injector specialists come in and out within the two workshops and will undertake R&D work as well as consulting.

  1. Northamptonshire-based metal fabrication received £132k taking total claims to £871k

Incorporated in 1997, the company remains a wholly owned family business that is known as a leader in stainless engineering for the international marine industry. The company has invested heavily in plant and equipment and the company has committed to an ongoing development of its workforce skills, with an established apprenticeship programme.

  1. Yorkshire-based farm awarded £31k

The company is a large farming business which cultivates barley, oats, rape seed, winter beans and potatoes. The farm applies rotation techniques and releases organic manures to improve the soil content and reduce direct seeding. The farm ensures the same field does not get the same cultivation every year and they are trying to reduce energy consumption and be as efficient as possible.

  1. London-based beacon lights manufacturer received £20k in first claim

The company specialist provider of ‘Belisha’ beacons to public and private partners, not only in the UK but around the world. The company have developed a specialist methodology over the past fifteen years and is renowned for high-quality products, supreme customer service, and innovative projects that push the boundaries for this kind of technology.

  1. Nottinghamshire-based digital sign manufacturer awarded £15k in first claim

The company is a manufacturer, importer and supplier of digital signage and digital innovation products. Operating in the business-to-business sector, they do not sell directly to end-users or directly through an online platform. As well as ensuring their products are economical in use, they use materials such as renewable woods, biodegradable MDF and recyclable aluminium, to minimise the use of non-biodegradable plastics.

  1. London-based orthopaedic supports company received £12k in first claim

The company’s supports are designed to help with the alleviation of pain and the treatment of a wide range of sprains, strains and other injuries related to sports, lifestyle, or occupational activities. The company specialise in developing high-quality products to meet a market need, as identified by their customers, either pharmacies or wholesalers when the right products can’t be sourced elsewhere.

  1. Yorkshire-based motor vehicles maintenance company awarded £118k taking total claims to £475k

Since it began operations over 45 years ago, the company has been developing market differentiation as auto body repair specialists that offers seamless, pre-approved integration with insurance companies. Whatever the level of damage, the company’s aim is to conduct repairs and restore vehicles back to that akin to showroom quality, with full guarantees on the work completed. A major focus is on the development of custom software solutions – including systems planning, engineering, building, and testing – all of which are conducted in-house by the company.

  1. Leicestershire-based synthetic surfacing systems company received £82k

The company is a leading specialist in the design and supply of synthetic surfacing systems for sport, play and leisure. The company’s academy is an in-house training program designed to progress individual staff members’ skills and knowledge through problem-solving and teamwork exercises while working with real projects and live briefs. Through this outlet, the younger members of the team are given the opportunity to voice business ideas and input creatively in an open and collaborative environment.

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