Central Finance worked with Worcestershire business Witley Jones Furniture to secure a £100,000 grant package to part fund the purchase of additional premises to expand their floor space by 5000 SqM to increase production by 20% and create 11 additional jobs.
The fully FCA regulated and independent commercial financial services provider sourced the £100,000 grant through The Worcestershire Growth Fund, administered by Worcestershire County Council and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund for the Stourport on Severn-based business.
Witley Jones Furniture Ltd based at Sandy Lane Industrial Estate has been trading since 1996. Specialists in bespoke design manufacture and installation of high-quality education furniture for clients in the UK, Europe and across the world, Witley Jones Furniture is a progressive business that consistently develops their offering.
Chris Jones, Managing Director, Witley Jones Furniture Ltd says: “The variety of work we do here at Witley Furniture Ltd requires significant experience, high-quality workmanship, the very best machinery and technology and more importantly a significant space to house it all. To continually develop and diversify our products, ensure our products are the highest quality on the market, and keep up with demand, we needed to invest in machinery and additional premises.
“To purchase the property was going to be a huge financial commitment for the business, and I had heard of grant funding for manufacturing businesses was available in Worcestershire and called Central Finance directly due to their grant funding success. It was clear after meeting Alison, who has years of experience working with manufacturers to access Grant funding that Central Finance would help us achieve our goals and invest in our future.”