Success Stories

Plan for expansion given major boost

A FAMILY business has been able to press ahead with plans for expansion thanks to a major boost from the Michelin Development Fund. Patera Engineering Ltd is using a £35,000 loan to support investment in new equipment at its 50,000 sq. ft premises in Fenton. The money has already helped the company to increase turnover … Continued

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JPR Solutions synonymous with quality and professionalism

JPR Solutions (UK) Limited, based in Stoke-on-Trent, is a very successful business covering many different sectors including infection control, a bespoke and specialised cleaning service, vehicle preparation and a logistical movement service. Managing Director, Roland Conn, is supported by Carl Wheeldon, Director of Compliance and Business Development, plus a strong team which covers much of … Continued

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Stanton Consulting Engineers embarks on expansion drive thanks to investment

Stanton Consulting Engineers (SCE), based in Stoke-on-Trent, is expanding thanks to a £30,000 loan from Michelin Development. SCE designs mechanical, electrical and public health systems for a wide variety of clients including educational, health care, sports and leisure, commercial and manufacturing buildings throughout the UK. Working closely with architects from the design stage through to … Continued

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BPC Ventilation benefit from Enterprise Support

BPC Ventilation in Larne is the latest business to benefit from Michelin Development support bringing the total value of low-cost loans issued over the last 13 years to more than £2 million at Ballymena. Founded in 2011 by Gary and Hazelle Burns, BPC Ventilation designs, supplies and installs home ventilation and heat recovery systems in … Continued

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Investment in Iron Maidens leads to Expansion

Commercial Laundry, Iron Maidens, has recently relocated to Newcastle-under-Lyme following a loan from business support scheme Michelin Development. Iron Maidens was set up in 1998 and has 17 full-time employees. The new, larger premises include better facilities, and funding will help Iron Maidens invest in updated laundry equipment and office improvements, allowing the firm to … Continued

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Engineering is on the rise in Stoke-on-Trent

Bartec Engineering Services Ltd, established in 1993, offer both mechanical and electrical services. They design, manufacture and install a wide variety of machines and control systems. Their particular area of expertise is with the UK water treatment industry. A recent loan from Michelin Development will enable them to continue with this excellent work as well … Continued

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China Production returns to Staffordshire

A local pottery business in Stoke-on-Trent has created 20 jobs after bringing production back to North Staffordshire. A few years ago most of the china production was outsourced by Roy Kirkham and Company, but now investment in machinery has seen the majority of this manufacturing return to the City. Manufacturing was originally moved overseas in … Continued

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Agency Network for small Antrim businesses

Michelin Development has joined forces with four agencies across Antrim and Newtownabbey. Michelin Development, the manufacturer’s small business funding and support service has enlisted the support of four agencies across Mid and East Antrim, and Antrim and Newtownabbey, to help create jobs by boosting the growth of small businesses in the region. This is in … Continued

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Lancashire IT Company Revs Up Growth

Set up in Burnley, Lancashire, in 1999. Stonehouse Logic installs and manages computer systems for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As a Microsoft Gold and Sage partner, the company is able to supply customers with IT solutions and comprehensive support for both systems, helping to simplify their supply chains.

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