£1m funding helps CCTV company to focus on growth
ASURVEILLANCE systems manufacturer is eyeing up growth thanks to a £1m funding package.
Wireless CCTV Ltd (WCCTV), based in Rochdale, which specialises in providing redeployable CCTV, site security, body worn cameras and time lapse video services, will use the funding package to purchase additional CCTV mobile towers and body-worn cameras.
This fresh wave of investment will enable the 17-year old business to increase its sales capacity and work with a greater number of UKbased building, motorway and railway construction firms that use the company’s redeployable CCTV towers.
The business will now be able to grow its bodyworn cameras offering which has seen enormous success in the retail sector as well as with emergency services personnel.
Over the next year HSBC UK funding is expected to support the creation of 10 jobs and apprenticeships in WCCTV and boost turnover for the company by 15 per cent.
James Thornhill, finance director at WCCTV, said: “We needed to reinforce our product offering to continue driving sales and the financial support we have received from HSBC has enabled us to do this.
“We have noticed a rise in the number of companies and organisations wanting to use our intelligent surveillance devices in a remote capacity so we needed to ensure the business’ stock supplies could meet this demand.”
Jonathan Rutter, corporate relationship director at HSBC UK, added: “The breadth and scope of WCCTV’s business is really quite staggering. From building and infrastructure construction companies to small, independent retailers and nationwide public service departments, WCCTV has a range of products and services that have the potential to reach corners of a business.
“I hope HSBC’s support gives WCCTV the impetus to harness this diversity and continue its growth and expansion across the country.” all
●●Construction manager Jason Bamford (inset) has been nominated for a restoration award for his work converting the Grade II Listed former Alf Cooke Printhalls on Hunslet Road, Leeds, into Printworks Campus at Leeds City College
●●James Thornill, Wireless CCTV finance director, said the firm would use the money to ‘reinforce our product offering’