There has been a boom in the popularity of cycling, health and fitness recently. As a result, the business has experienced rapid growth which has brought about challenges such as needing to increase their capacity and productivity. To assist with their high-growth challenges, the business has utilised various support programmes available in the Leeds City region. Restrap has benefitted from capital funding from the Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). They have also been able to access grant funding from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), and also fully funded business coaching from the Strategic Growth Programme (SGP).
Mike Forster, Managing Director of Trident Hydraulics added, “The capacity in the unit has increased by 30%, partly thanks to the grant provided by MGP by enabling us to develop our processes, we’ve seen a significantly increased appetite for new products across our markets. Our increased capacity has allowed us to fully capitalise on this increased demand.”
The Manufacturing Growth Programme is one of a number of contracts ran by Oxford Innovation Advice in the Greater Lincolnshire area. We have analysed the business support data that we collect from manufacturing SMEs in the Greater Lincolnshire LEP region to investigate their capabilities in incorporating digital technologies and reducing their environmental impact.
Premier Health Products Ltd, formed in 1989, is a UK manufacturer of vitamins and health supplements. Operating from their purpose-fitted manufacturing facility in Coventry, they formulate, design, package and distribute on behalf of their customers throughout the UK and to over 30 export markets.
Manufacturing Growth Manager for the Black Country Region, Helen Fortune was able to support them and help them gain capital grant funding. The funding was used to part-fund the purchase an Orion Flatbed CNC table and arm. The new equipment will predominately assist with the repeat manufacture of material elements of wooden garden structures with removable hard-wearing covers.