Patera Engineering is a very successful company which now includes three generations of the Lees family. Founded by Chris Lees in 1988, this fabrication and engineering company initially started out with just Chris and one apprentice. Chris’ son, Shaun, joined the company as a teenager a few years later and has now taken over from … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
How an ambitious Staffordshire manufacturer rejected traditional funding options to pursue growth with the help of a leading business support scheme.