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Government grant helps new Chorley company expand and create jobs

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A new Chorley based company that installs stone columns into earth to strengthen soft ground for construction projects has created 14 jobs, with support from a government grant.

Town and Country Vibro Ltd (TCV) specialise in the design and installation of vibro stone columns across the United Kingdom, a fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly method of ground improvement suitable for supporting housing, warehouses and all aspects of low-rise buildings.

To honour a flood of orders and create jobs, TCV needed to purchase suitable specific plant machinery to install the stone columns properly.

They contacted Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, who contributed a partial grant of £75,000 towards the full cost of three vibro rigs. The grant funding was supported by the Government's Regional Growth Fund. As a result, 14 new jobs have been created.

Andrew Roberts, Managing Director at TCV, said: "The grant helped us purchase the scarcely available equipment we needed and to handpick a highly qualified, experienced multi skilled and well-connected team who will help us reach our goal of becoming a market leader. We are now on our way to achieve a first year turnover of over £2.0m".

Hugh Roberts, Deputy Director at Regenerate, said: “Grants from our Regional Growth Fund programmes are available to support growing Lancashire businesses. The contribution to TCV’s investment has helped the company to meet growing demand and to create new jobs in the area”.

About Growth Grants

There are grants available for eligible growth-hungry Lancashire-based businesses ranging from £5,000 up to £1million. The grants can support capital investment projects that will stimulate growth, leverage additional investment from other sources and create jobs. To apply for support, complete our online form or call 0800 488 0057. RGF Sml

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