Thursday, 11 December 2014
Just found an old release showcasing joint working and collaboration with other organisations - will be discussing this in the PR workshops in January......
Liverpool steel fabricators Wren Industrial and Marine Fabrication has secured the future of three staff members with the significant investment in a new piece of equipment thanks to the Stepclever Legacy project run by Invest Sefton through Sefton Council, NatWest and its dedicated asset finance division Lombard.
Wren Industrial and Marine Fabrication was set up by David and Helen Wren in 1990 when they saw a need for a metal fabrication business that could supply products to marine and land-based firms. The company has now grown to serve a client list including Stena and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and supply products ranging from ship doors to walkways, stairways, storage tanks and subsea ballast frames.
Since then, they have grown to turnover £1.2m and now employ 16 staff. However, having found times tough during the economic downturn of the last four years, they needed to invest in a new profile cutting machine as their current piece of equipment incurred increasing amounts of downtime.
They decided to apply for £22,000 from Sefton Council’s Stepclever Legacy grant fund that helps local small businesses, based in the wards of Anfield, Everton, Kirkdale, County, Derby & Linacre to get funding to secure existing employment and create jobs.
The new machine has a much larger cutting capacity and its implementation has enabled the company to diversify into producing a wider range of products and sub components. It’s hoped that it will add a further 12% to the company’s turnover and means two additional machine operatives can employed in the next three months to use the machine to its best potential.