Posted on August 24, 2016Category: Case Studies Tags: Business Support, Growing The Humber, Local Growth Fund
About the company
BJB Lift Trucks is a supplier of materials handling solutions, providing sales, hire, repairs, operator training, parts and fleet management packages for customers across the UK. The company has recently cemented a partnership with cargo-handling equipment company, Kalmar, becoming an official dealer partner of Kalmar machinery.
Their location close to the two major UK ports of Immingham and Grimsby makes the company a close contact when organisations such as Associated British Ports and DONG Energy require heavy lifting solutions.
About the project
The company moved to a larger premises in May 2015, and applied for a Growing the Humber grant to help with renovating the site. Since the renovation project, BJB have significantly expanded their operations and the extra space enables them to deal more effectively with larger pieces of equipment.
The project has resulted in the creation of three permanent jobs and further indirect jobs have been secured through additional business for local firms
Peter Harvey, Director of BJB Lift Trucks, said: “This grant assisted us with our capital investment to renovate our new site, and as a result of our expansion, we were able to take on two people in marketing and accounts roles as well as another engineer. In total, around £500,000 has been invested into the new site, and this grant helped make that possible.
“We are now looking at even bigger and better things – with a newly renovated premises, we can offer more services to a greater degree, such as vehicle repair, and driver training.”
Location: Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
£500,000 Project Cost
£22,000 RGF grant
3 Direct Jobs