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£665k Awarded to Ten Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. Shropshire based consultancy awarded £63k

Established in 1995, the company are a professional services consultancy based in offices in Shropshire. As a multidisciplinary practice, the company utilise a diverse range of skills to add value and deliver bespoke solutions in line with their client’s requirements.

  1. Berkshire based farm received £8k in first claim

The main activity of the farm is the production of high-quality haylage and hay, primarily for the equestrian market. The haylage is analysed and customers can request different energy and protein levels depending on the needs of their horses. Acquiring hay of consistent quality has often been a problem, as the horse tends to be a fussy feeder and will reject poor-quality material, especially if there is an unusual smell or significant moulding present.

  1. Greater Manchester based wholesaler awarded £38k

Incorporated in 2005, the company was initially formed solely to sell cutting & slitting products, generally roller knives, manufactured by a German company. Since the company’s inception, the company has incorporated the development of products into its portfolio which have allowed it to reinforce its position at the high end of the cutting and slitting market for customised cutting applications.

  1. Leicestershire based sheet metal company received £49k taking total claims to £357k

Incorporated in 1986, the company is one of the UK’s leading ductwork developers, manufacturers and sheet metal workers. The company develops and manufactures specialist plate work fabrications, including cyclones & ducting often incorporating high-quality external finishes, as well as pneumatic dust & waste extraction systems, waste recycling equipment and fireproof ducting developments.

  1. Greater Manchester based steel company awarded £73k

Incorporated in 2004, the company has a wealth of experience and expertise in the supply of steel gravure bases to the print industry. The company can quickly link to all the major infrastructure routes to provide prompt deliveries and collections to meet customer needs. The company is developing its internal management systems to enable the workforce to take a greater role in day-to-day decision-making involving the development of new products and the processes to make new products.

  1. West Midlands based flooring company received £42k

Incorporated in 2010 and based in Birmingham, the company supplies laminate, wood and vinyl flooring products direct to the public. The company works with manufacturers and suppliers, predominantly in China, to ensure it offers a wide range of cost-effective products for customers who arrange their own fitting (around 70% of turnover) as well as supplying to flooring stockists.


  1. Yorkshire based building company awarded £90k

Incorporated in 2017 the company are a specialist provider of sustainable solutions for the design, development, manufacture and erection of studios, residential and commercial buildings. The company specialise in the design, development and manufacture of integrated and retrofit high efficiency heating systems, which maximise the use of renewable energy and minimise cost to the end user, as well as significantly reducing carbon emissions.

  1. London based water management services received £37k in first claim

The company provides water management services that ensure customers optimise and remain compliant with regulations. The company also provides consultancy services, risk assessments, and bespoke recommendations and project solutions to improve fire safety in tower blocks owned and managed by local councils.

  1. Cheshire based electrical engineering firm awarded £151k

Incorporated in 1991, the company has significant experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining all forms of high, medium and low voltage switchgear. Based in the Northwest of England, the company’s in-house research and development department embarks on challenging retrofit solutions for ageing, worn out, damaged or obsolete circuit breakers and switchboards.

  1. Cheshire based lubricants company received £35k

The company is a market leading manufacturer and developer of tear top and screw top tubes used predominantly in health & nutrition markets and it contract packs liquids into its own tubing in these areas, though other markets are also serviced. The company engineers constantly work together to review and improve its technologies, taking concepts to production in extremely quick time scales whilst its consistently addresses challenges from its discerning, blue-chip clients.

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