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Boost for local businesses on new mezzanine floors

Posted by Marianne
April 10, 2012 in Property Development

Businesses in Shropshire have been given a boost with a number of grants on offers for business expansion.

Twenty-four local businesses have been awarded a total of £84,000 to date, with the money being used for a variety of projects, including the installation of mezzanine floors to increase useable space and the purchase of equipment.

The grants, which are awarded by the Shropshire and Herefordshire Business Enterprise Fund, have created sixteen new full-time jobs and eight new businesses have been started up by sole traders.

With a total of £1.1 million available, local entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 for a business which has been established for less than nine months, while longer established businesses have a £5,000 limit. The current round of funding is available until the end of April.

In further good news for the local economy, another scheme has been announced by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership worth 1.5 million, specifically to help small businesses and new business ventures across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin. As part of the scheme, the Marches Redundant Building Grant Scheme will be awarding grants to small businesses to refurbish buildings which are derelict at the moment.

Bringing disused buildings back into productive use and space-saving alterations are two of the most cost-effective ways of utilising all available space, with builders reporting that the innovative installation and use of  mezzanine flooring  mezzanine flooring is one of the most popular options.

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