Contractor to create 10 new jobs after receiving £100,000 NPIF loan
A business which provides mechanical and electrical installation services is looking to boost growth after securing a £100,000 loan.
The funding from NPIF-Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, will allow Hull-based GW Power-Safe to take on larger contracts and create 10 new jobs over the next year.
The company was established in 2014 by Dan Haley, then aged 25, after being made redundant from his job as electrical contracts manager.
He rented the office he had previously worked from and started out with a team of three. The business has almost doubled its turnover each year and now employs 16 people.
GW Power-Safe provides services to both main contractors and business customers, catering for all aspects of a building’s electrical, plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) needs and at all stages of a project, from initial concept and design to installation and commissioning.
Clients include major local contractors and local authorities, while projects have included the recent renovations at Hull University, Scunthorpe Library and Hedon Library.
GW Power-Safe plans to increase sales by up to 25 per cent in the 12 months to June 2019.
The funding will provide additional working capital and allow it to diversify its services and work on larger projects.
Dan Haley, chief executive of the business, said: “I am delighted we have secured £100,000 funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
“We are very ambitious at GW Power and have a long-term plan to support our growth whilst maintaining a healthy profit. The cash injection will have a positive impact by giving us the confidence to scale the business and start competing for the larger projects by employing high quality engineers and purchasing key equipment.”
Paul Arthur, investment manager at Mercia, said: “GW Power-Safe offers clients a professional and flexible approach and the company has seen sustained growth since Dan established the business in 2014. This investment will enable it to tender for higher value contracts and create new jobs in Hull.”
Grant Peggie, director at British Business Bank, said: “Dan has done incredibly well to start and grow the company to a team of 16 in only four years. GW Power-Safe has gained an excellent reputation.”