Hall Fencing, based in Kirk Sandall, recently started working with Business Doncaster, a partner of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project to help achieve its growth ambitions.
The Enhancement Project is financed by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The 17-year-old company has already received expert advice on how to apply for funding and find new premises suitable for its requirements.
And it is now hoping to introduce a new apprenticeship scheme and employ more office staff – meaning further job creation within the local area.
Nicola Hall, director at Hall Fencing, said: “The Business Doncaster team has been very helpful, offering plenty of information and suggesting links with other local firms where there may be potential opportunities.
“We recently built our new warehouse, so we will soon be looking to hire at least one new apprentice in our fabrication department.
“The support has played a huge role in enabling us to take these positive steps, and I am excited by how we will be able to develop more in future, too.”
Hall Fencing specialises in commercial and security fencing, often working with local government, schools and social projects.
It offers a complete service from design to manufacture, and is a member of the Fencing Contractors Association.
As a beneficiary of Business Doncaster’s support, Hall Fencing is also able to access free Masterclasses on a range of subjects, including marketing and management that are run by industry experts.
Nicola added: “We are really looking forward to sending employees on the Masterclasses, which will be invaluable in providing practical tips and experience for our new staff once they are in place.”
The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.