Company:Smart Garden Offices£80,000 grant from the Growing Business Fund 8 new jobs, 3 apprentices
Smart Garden Offices are a Thurston-based manufacturer of garden offices and studios. Following a continuous period of expansion, the company has been investing in the development of the company facilities and staff.
The company has invested £750,000 to grow the company premises and to enable the company to deliver on the substantial increase in demand for its products. Through working with the New Anglia Growth Hub’s advisers, a grant of £80,000 was awarded from the New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund to enable expansion. Eight new jobs have been created across the company, including three apprenticeships.
Managing Director, Charlie Dalton said: “The funding from the New Anglia LEP is helping to drive the next stage of our growth. We have taken on new manufacturing premises and offices at Thurston, increased our team and invested in our manufacturing technology. We wouldn’t have been able to expand in line with the market demand without the support of the Growing Business Fund.”