Date published: 13 February 2018
More than 13 new jobs have been created at a Gainsborough factory after it relocated to a purpose built unit.
AMP Rose, a global supplier and manufacturer of high speed wrapping machinery and food processing equipment has spent more than £2 million on the new site development.
The company was supported by West Lindsey District Council’s Gainsborough Growth Fund after it was granted £86,000 as part of their investment.
Cllr Sheila Bibb, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council was invited to have a tour of the new premises and meet the staff.
She said: “I am thrilled that we have been able to support AMP Rose in moving to their new unit and it is wonderful to see the company doing so well as they continue to invest in their future here in the town.
“I understand they supply products to more than 80 countries world-wide, which is a great accomplishment for them and for the town. I learned so much about their history on my visit and was surprised to know they supplied equipment for the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Film in 2005.”
The Gainsborough Growth Fund is a council initiative set up to support the growth of businesses in the town. It enables the delivery of a specific development project which facilitates the creation of new jobs or safeguard existing jobs.
The grant, contributed to the building-works of the new factory, but also significantly reduced the time taken for the job to be completed.
Paul Mann, Sales and Finance Director at AMP Rose was delighted to showcase the company’s new factory unit.
He said: “The funds that we received from the grant have made a massive difference for which we will be forever grateful. Without the grant this would have been delayed us by at least 6 to 12 months.
“The new factory has made a positive impression on visiting customers and allowed us to secure some significant new orders that we may otherwise not have won.
“The money contributed to the internal fit out, groundworks, concrete, tarmac and construction of the packing shed.”
Alan Mann formed the company in 1978 which was known as A. M Packaging. He and his staff were all ex-Rose Forgrove engineers reconditioning old machinery as new.
They bought the Rose name in 1990 – making sure they brought it back to the town after production moved to Leeds in 1987. The Rose Brothers started their business in Gainsborough in the 19th Century and they were the world leaders in packaging machinery (famous for the Cadbury’s Roses sweet packaging).
If you are interested in learning more about the Gainsborough Growth Fund, you can visit: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/gainsboroughgrowthfund
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