£950m regional business fund winners

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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JCB, Pochin Developments and Keepmoat Homes have all won funding support from the second round of Government cash to kick-start the economy.

A wide selection of engineering firms figure highly among the successful bidders for the £950m Regional Growth Fund, although main stream contractors are conspicuously absent from the list.

The funding boost should allow several building and regeneration schemes to go ahead.

The £950m second round of the £1.4bn Regional Growth Fund has backed 119 bids from businesses and local partnerships to expand their operations.

Of the 201,000 jobs created or protected, around 37,000 will be directly created jobs, and more than 164,000 will be in the supply chain.

Government claims the investment will support nearly £6bn of private investment secured by the successful projects.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “This targeted support for businesses across the country allows them to expand and create jobs.

“It unlocks private sector investment – with at least £5 put in for every £1 of public money. People in the rest of Britain have been let down for far too long by governments in thrall to one Square Mile of it.

“The first pot of Regional Growth Fund money is already making a difference across the country – helping to rebalance our economy so that every region and sector benefits.”

    Successful bidders

East Midlands and South East Midlands: 1,400 direct jobs, 7,800 indirect jobs.

  • University of Leicester
  • Druck Limited
  • JCBamford Excavators Ltd
  • Derby City
  • Usha Martin UK Limited
  • Federal-Mogul Friction Products Limited
  • Disley Tissue Ltd
  • Process Technologies Division of Johnson Matthey PLC

North East: 8,500 direct jobs, 17,000 indirect jobs.

  • Tioxide Europe Limited
  • Fine Industries Limited
  • Wellstream International Ltd
  • Cummins
  • Eutechnyx Limited
  • AKS Precision Ball Europe Limited
  • Darchem Engineering Limited
  • Kromek Limited
  • Dyer Engineering
  • Raisco Limited
  • Hiatco Ltd
  • Bignall Lubritec Ltd.
  • BLS Electronics Ltd
  • Permoid
  • Carlton & Co
  • Tinsley Special Products Limited
  • Vantec Europe Limited
  • Able UK Limited
  • PD Teesport Limited
  • Zegen (Wilton) Limited
  • TeraVerdae BioWorks Ltd
  • Northern Pinetree Trust
  • Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster Limited (NEPIC)
  • Rettig UK
  • Aesica Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Piramal Healthcare UK Ltd
  • Shasun Pharma Solutions Ltd
  • Precision Hydraulic Cylinders (UK) Ltd
  • International Pipeline Products Limited
  • Greencroft Bottling Company Limited
  • Propeller (GB) Ltd
  • Jarrow Brewery
  • Omega North East Ltd
  • Hydram Engineering Ltd
  • HE Woolley Ltd. (The Company)
  • John Harrison (Stockton) Limited
  • Pearson-Harper Ltd
  • Mediaworks UK LTD
  • Responsive Engineering Group Limited
  • Newcastle University
  • Gateshead College
  • Riverside Flooring LTD
  • Calsonic Kansei Sunderland Limited
  • Unipres (UK) Limited
  • ThyssenKrupp Tallent Limited
  • Heerema Hartlepool Limited
  • TRW Systems Ltd – Peterlee
  • Narec Development Services Limited (NDSL)

North West: 7,800 direct jobs, 39,500 indirect jobs

  • University of Liverpool
  • Harpscreen(GB) Ltd
  • Pirelli Tyres Ltd
  • Phoenix Court Blackburn Limited
  • Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Limited (‘Gilkes’)
  • Crown Speciality Packaging UK Ltd
  • Redx Pharma Ltd
  • Double R Controls Limited
  • C&C Baseline Ltd
  • Standish Engineering Ltd
  • Ronfell
  • Double R Controls Ltd
  • North West Aerospace Alliance
  • Sefton Council
  • Eldonians Group Limited,
  • Energy Coast West Cumbria Ltd
  • The Listen Media Company LTD
  • The Greater Manchester LEP
  • Siemens plc
  • Diodes Zetex Semiconductors Ltd
  • Ferguson Polycom Limited
  • Salford City Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (‘TMBC’)
  • Economic Solutions Ltd
  • Pochin Developments Limited.
  • Keepmoat Homes Ltd
  • Regenerate Pennine Lancashire Limited
  • Lucite International UK Ltd
  • Bentley Motors
  • DI UK
  • HMG Paints Ltd
  • Burnley BC
  • Pilkington United Kingdom Limited
  • Getrag Ford Transmissions

South East: 7,400 direct jobs, 22,300 indirect jobs

  • Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
  • Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Southampton City Council
  • The East Kent districts of Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet
  • Vestas Technology UK Ltd,
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Lotus Cars Ltd

South West: 5300 direct jobs, 17,600 indirect jobs

  • Universal Engineering
  • Mulberry Company (design) Ltd
  • DTR VMS Ltd
  • Airbus Operations Ltd
  • Geothermal Engineering Ltd
  • The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly LEP
  • City of Bristol College
  • North Somerset Council

West Midlands: 3,900 direct jobs, 29,800 indirect jobs.

  • LNX Distribution Limited
  • Zytek Automotive Ltd
  • Aeromet International Plc
  • Alamo Manufacturing Services (UK) Limited
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Moorland & City Railways Ltd.
  • Sunsolar Energy Limited
  • Birmingham Post
  • Caparo Precision Strip
  • Angle Ring Holdings Limited
  • Thomas Dudley Limited
  • NDC Polythenes Ltd
  • Pargat & Co Limited
  • Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration Ltd
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Advanced Engineering Supply Chain
  • Steelite International plc
  • Ceram Research Ltd
  • Trac Group Limited

Yorkshire & Humber: 3,000 direct jobs, 13,700 indirect jobs

  • SEW Eurodrive UK
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies
  • Surgical Innovations Ltd
  • BOC Ltd
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • University of Sheffield – AMRC
  • Sirius Minerals, Plc
  • Leeds City Region
  • North Lincolnshire Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • City of Bradford MDC
  • Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited
  • Stainless Plating Limited
  • T&N Plastics Limited
  • 600 UK Ltd
  • RoadTankers Northern Ltd
  • Heights Ltd
  • Hindle
  • VTL (Europe) Ltd
  • i-plas Products Ltd
  • Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Co Ltd
  • Treves UK LTD
  • Severn Unival Ltd

Other bids – national: 200 direct jobs, 16,500 indirect jobs

  • Fredericks Foundation
  • VisitEngland
  • Creative England
  • Santander UK

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