No glass ceiling for Pattesons of Grimsby

Pattesons Glass, a Grimsby based company, is the latest to complete a Regional Growth Fund project, spending more than £300,000 on a premises expansion project

The company offers a range of glass jars, bottles and decanters for the food, drink and toiletry industries, serving all sorts of producers, from cottage industries to major distributors.

In 2011, four years after starting trading, they moved from premises in North Lincolnshire to purpose-built office and showroom facilities and warehouse on South Humberside Industrial Estate in Grimsby.

Continued growth of the company has helped the company continue its long term business plant to include an office extension, plans for additional warehouse storage were brought forward to allow an additional 600+ pallets of key products to be held on site.

David Mann, Managing Director at Pattesons explained the company’s decision to apply for the grant: “The decision to apply for funding was brought about by the award of 4 major contracts which although not being solely reliable on meant we needed to not only increase warehousing space for ‘just in time stock’ but also new offices to enhance and grow our admin/sales staff giving them a comfortable, professional environment to work within.’

“Now, thanks to the RGF grant, we’re exploring plans for diversification forward. We’ve been investigating the Scandinavian market to improve the export side of the business, and by extending the premises, it means that we can build on our base here in North East Lincolnshire and secure local jobs for the future.”

Councillor Ray Oxby, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said, “Success stories such as this are a fantastic representation of our area. Hard work and persistence has paid off, and the company has grown from strength to strength. I look forward to watching their continued growth.”

Grant funding was made available from the ‘Growing the Humber Programme’, run by North East Lincolnshire Council on behalf of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Reproduced from the nelincs