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Case Study: Green Spark

Posted 1st May 2017

Green Spark delivers environmental management and pollution planning services to help major, multi-site companies manage risks, comply with legislation and avoid fines.

Case Study: Reset Certification Scheme

Posted 1st January 2017

Technology company Reset Certification Scheme enables organisations such as NHS trusts, universities and other public and private organisations to verify the competence of third party contractors working on site, ensuring health and safety is optimised.

Case Study: Specialised Laser Products

Posted 1st January 2017

Specialised Laser Products based in Rotherham provides laser cutting services for a wide range of industries and has more than 500 clients nationwide.

Case Study: 8point8 Vanguard

Posted 1st December 2016

8point8 Vanguard Ltd is predominantly a security business providing a range of services including site monitoring and the installation of intruder, fire, door entry and computer network systems for businesses. They also specialise in van fit outs and have several drones for inspections work.

Case Study: Wintwire

Posted 1st November 2016

Wintwire makes bespoke wire from carbon alloy, stainless steel and copper alloy for the engineering, textile and medical industries.

Case Study: Purex International

Posted 1st October 2016

Doncaster-based Purex International makes a range of appliances that remove harmful fumes by purifying and recirculating air back into a factory. Users include companies in the electronics and laser and printing industries.

Case Study: IC Innovations

Posted 1st October 2016

IC Innovations supplies garden, kitchen and gift products to high street multiples, major supermarkets and independent retailers. 

Case Study: Air Global

Posted 1st October 2016

Lewis Bowen founded Air Global five years ago in response to the millions of deaths which occur annually from indoor air pollution caused by harmful fuels such as paraffin, wood and kerosene.

Case Study: AME Group

Posted 1st July 2016

Sheffield-based AME Group, established by engineer Ian Jones in 1997, designs products and creates high-specification prototypes using 3D printing technology for customers including Dyson, GlaxoSmithKline, Hornby, Morphy Richards and Unilever. 

Case Study: Jenx

Posted 1st July 2016

Sheffield-based Jenx is a family business that makes furniture for disabled children and adults. It was founded in 1982 by product designer Clive Jenkins and his wife Catherine, a paediatric physiotherapist. 

Case Study: Trax FM

Posted 1st March 2016

The Lincs FM Group is one of the country’s leading commercial radio station operators, comprising of eight stations across Yorkshire and the Midlands. They include Trax FM and sister stations Rother, Dearne and Ridings FM.

Case Study: Black Diamond Security Ltd 

Posted 1st March 2016

Black Diamond Security provides burglar alarm systems, CCTV cameras, security services, wireless alarm systems and other technology-led security solutions to a number of key market sectors, focusing on asset protection. 

Case Study: IC Innovations

Posted 1st February 2016

IC Innovations designs and manufactures innovative home and garden products, including Christmas decorations, for major retailers

Case Study: Barnsdales Limited

Posted 1st February 2016

Barnsdales Limited is a firm of chartered surveyors, property consultancy and estate agency which was established in 1905. It offers a broad range of specialist property advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the UK.

Case Study: Denton & Nickels  

Posted 1st February 2016

Denton & Nickels Ltd is a complete construction company providing a range of services to a diverse range of industries. Its capabilities span the whole spectrum from water treatment to the construction of public service buildings.

Case Study: Northend Creative Print Solutions

Posted 1st December 2015

Northend is a leading online printing and digital marketing business based in Sheffield. The business was established more than 125 years ago and employs almost 50 people at is premises in Clyde Road.

Case Study: Industrial Battery and Charger Services

Posted 1st May 2015

Industrial Battery and Charger Services Limited (IBCS) is the UK’s largest independent service provider for forklift batteries. It supplies batteries, chargers and service to the entire distribution chain, from original equipment manufacturers through forklift truck dealers to the end users.

Case Study: Air Accessories

Posted 1st January 2015

Air Accessories is an established Sheffield pneumatics firm that almost doubled its turnover in five years under the leadership of Nick McKee, from £600,000 to almost £1m – despite the global recession.

Case Study: HJC Design Ltd

Posted 1st June 2014

HJC Design Ltd was established by Managing Director Matthew Conley a decade ago to create innovative designs, combined with manufacturing proficiency to deliver solutions that are user driven and value engineered. The design team now works across the consumer, industrial, automotive, food and beverage, medical and sports sectors, creating exciting products to launch new brands.

Case Study: Noel Village 

Posted 1st May 2014

Doncaster-based Noel Village is one of the UK’s leading independent foundries, its products used by valve and pump manufacturers around the world. A £750,000 Equity Linked investment from Finance Yorkshire will enable it to reach the next level of growth and development. 

Case Study: Konnectiv Technology Ltd 

Posted 1st May 2014

In just four years, Konnectiv Technology Ltd has positioned itself at the leading edge of the growing integrated home technology market. An Equity Linked investment from Finance Yorkshire has now put it in a unique position for growth. 

Case Study: Abbeydale Brewery

Posted 1st January 2014

Award-winning Abbeydale Brewery was formed in 1996 when Patrick Morton & his father Hugh decided to pursue their love of fine beer by creating their very own brewery. The Brewery, owned by Patrick & his wife Sue employs 17 staff in the production of up to 10 regular and special beers every week. 

Case Study: William Beckett  Plastics

Posted 1st January 2014

William Beckett Plastics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialised plastic packaging for the cutting tool industry. The company was established 40 years ago and has markets in 40 countries. William Beckett Plastics has twice achieved the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, in 2009 and 2012.

Case Study: Reset 

Posted 1st January 2014

Reset is a Sheffield-based company that launched an innovative new management system that is helping organisations monitor the competence of contractors and staff before they commence work on site.

Case Study: Magnomatics

Posted 1st July 2013

Established in 2006 as a spin-out company from the University of Sheffield, Magnomatics Limited has a range of patented products, including high efficiency, ultra compact motors and generators, as well as magnetic transmission systems. 

Case Study: ECUS

Posted 1st June 2013

Sheffield-based environmental consultancy ECUS is looking to expand staff numbers and its national capabilities, following an investment from Finance Yorkshire. 

Case Study: Tangentix

Posted 1st June 2013

Tangentix Ltd, based at the Electric Works in Sheffield, is a leading provider of advanced compression & distribution technology for 3D video-games. 

Case Study: AME Group Ltd

Posted 1st May 2013

Sheffield-based AME Group Ltd design new products and create high-specification prototypes for large companies or individual inventors.

Case Study: Fluent Communication

Posted 1st March 2013

Sheffield-based IT lead generation company, Fluent Communication, combines telemarketing, social media and digital marketing to generate new business opportunities for its clients in the IT/Technology sector.

Case Study: Wilson Benesch

Posted 1st January 2013

Wilson Benesch, based in Sheffield, manufactures high end audio loudspeakers and turntables for domestic and professional use. The company employs 17 highly trained employees and is regarded as a world-class innovator in its field. The majority of its products are exported to more than 30 countries.

Case Study: Turbine Efficiency Group

Posted 1st October 2012

Turbine Efficiency Group specialises in the supply and maintenance of gas turbines around the world. Since being established in 2000, the company has enjoyed continued growth and is on target to reach a turnover of more than £4.5million this year. 

Case Study: Broder Metals Group Ltd

Posted 1st October 2012

Sheffield-based metals stockiest and distributor firm, Broder Metals Group Ltd, was established in 2006.

Case Study: Charlton Brook 

Posted 1st July 2012

Landscaping and garden supplies company Charlton Brook was established in Sheffield in 1978 by a father and uncle team.

Case Study: XeraCarb

Posted 1st June 2012

XeraCarb Ltd, a spin-off from Sheffield Hallam University, has devised a new ceramic composite material that is lightweight but very hard and strong. 

Case Study: Bankwood Meats

Posted 1st May 2012

Bankwood Meats is a meat manufacturer and purchases, cooks, slices and packs turkey crowns. The company was established by Managing Director’s John Hearsey and Andrew Bennett and has been trading on Thorne Enterprise Park since November 2004.

Case Study: Abbeydale Brewery

Posted 1st March 2012

Abbeydale Brewery is a Sheffield-based brewery supplying its range of beers to real-ale drinkers in more than 400 pubs across Sheffield and beyond. Established in 1996 as by Patrick Morton and father Hugh, Abbeydale Brewery now produces more than 120 barrels per week.

Case Study: BetterYou

Posted 1st March 2012

Sheffield-based BetterYou was set up five years ago to capitalise on a gap in the market for innovative health supplements, including transdermal magnesium products and sublingual vitamin sprays, for modern customers with busy lifestyles.

Case Study: Senior Architectural Systems Ltd

Posted 1st December 2011

Based in Denaby Main, Doncaster, Senior Architectural Systems Ltd supplies a range of fenestration systems for fabricators, architects and contractors working on commercial building projects. 

Case Study: Laser Cutting Company Ltd

Posted 1st June 2011

Laser Cutting Company Ltd is the only tubular laser cutting company in the region, delivering tubular, sheet and flat metal parts on a daily basis to customers throughout the UK. Established in 1981, it was one of the first companies in the country to cut materials with a laser - as opposed to saw or flame cut.

Case Study: High Access Solutions

Posted 1st June 2011

High Access Solutions specialises in providing both permanent and temporary roof safety systems allowing working at height to be carried out safely. All their technicians are qualified to the specialist industry standard and have the necessary trade skills to carry out the required work. The company provides a crucial service to the construction industry. 

Case Study: Screen 4 LLP

Posted 1st April 2011

Screen 4 LLP, based in Barnsley, is a drug testing company which tests airline staff around the world and former drug abusers on home soil.

Case Study: S3 Group Limited

Posted 1st February 2011

S3 ID Group Limited (“S3 ID”), based in Rotherham, is the UK’s market-leading provider of innovative location awareness solutions. S3 ID offers a range of unique and patented solutions which improve personnel safety and security in the oil, gas, petrochemical and energy sectors. 

Case Study: Labfacility

Posted 1st December 2010

Labfacility, based in Dinnington, is the largest producer of temperature sensors for the aerospace and automotive industries.

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