The sky’s the limit for one Huddersfield company.
Access North Structures, which specialises in working at height, has raised its sights even further having secured guidance and funding to take the business to its next level.
Despite launching the business at the height of the recession, the firm hasgrown significantly with a string of contracts – whether it’s cleaning windows on some of Britain’s tallest buildings or maintaining the weatherproof “hubs” that tower above Butlins holiday resorts.
The company, based at Armitage Bridge, secured a £20,000 grant from Kirklees Council to pay for new asset management reporting software – putting Access North Structures head and shoulders above some of its rivals.
The firm landed the funding through Thongsbridge-based Innovate Now, which provides business support for high growth and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises and government departments.
Access North Structures has also received support to attend seminars on the subjects of growth acceleration, management, marketing and strategy. The company has also just recruited its first apprentice with Innovate Now’s support.
Access North, led by founder and general manager Daniel Northcott, carries out work such as installing bird wires, canopies and safety netting, cleaning windows and maintaining gutters and roofing for structures including the Skyline Pavilions at Butlins in Bognor Regis and Skegness and high-rise residential buildings. It also works on wind turbines.
Mike Kilroy, director of Innovate Now, said: “We mentor and support a whole range of companies across the region – and none more so diverse and exceptional than the highly skilled and dedicated team at Access North Structures.
“By providing rope access for those hard-to-reach places - from window cleaning to stadium maintenance – Access North Structures is a truly remarkable company and we are thrilled to be a part of their continued success.
“By working with Access North Structures we have introduced the company to a number of invaluable contacts, one of which being Barnsley council. This contact has proved very useful, such as designing an atrium for a proposed sports auditorium, the ETFE Eye.”
Daniel Northcott, Founder of Access North Structures, added: “Mike has been an angel to the company. Innovate Now has helped us in so many ways and we certainly would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for their help and guidance.”
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