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Herefordshire company creates more jobs in new premises

A HEREFORDSHIRE business has moved to new, more suitable premises after receiving funding, which will allow them to create more jobs.

Danfords Construction Equipment Ltd, formerly based at Marlbrook Park, Leominster, supply concrete equipment, along with spare parts and service.

Their items are sold to a range of customers ranging from independents to multinational companies.

Due to continued growth, Danfords reached capacity at their existing premises, restricting any further growth, so they made the decision to apply for funding to help that would help move the company to a new, purpose-built site.

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Dan Fordham, of Danfords Ltd, with the company’s grant funding

Their bid was successful and using £150k awarded from the marches building investment grant, the company has now built a new workshop and office premises, along with outside working, storage, and parking space areas, at Leominster Enterprise Park.

The new premises will enable the company to meet current demand with room for expansion and become more efficient.

Based at their new location, Danfords plan to introduce another product range and undertake more service work and stocking of spare parts and equipment.

The relocation work is projected to create a total of eight jobs, four of which are already being recruited for.

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Dan and Alex Fordham, owners of Danfords, said: “We would like to thank Herefordshire Council for the grant which has helped us considerably with our development and therefore create more jobs as we expand.

“We would also like to thank Herefordshire Council’s MBIP Program Manager for her guidance throughout the grant process.”

Councilor Ellie Chowns, cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “It has been a pleasure for everyone at Herefordshire Council to be the accountable body for the Marches Building Investment Grant.

“The many success stories of businesses being able to flourish because of grant funding have been wonderful to see.

“Thanks to £150k of funding, Danfords have been able to expand and create new jobs, which is great news for the local economy of Leominster and the county.”

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