A Doncaster business has been able to expand thanks to an injection of grant funding and business support from Business Doncaster.
Fastline Services, a bespoke safety and maintenance solution for the warehouse, logistics and distribution sectors based in Kirk Sandall, has recently received two business grants through the assistance of the Business Doncaster team.
The Digital Innovation grant has assisted in helping the business to develop their online presence, representing them at a much higher standard than their previous website could. The funding has also helped to build an ecommerce section which when complete will increase revenue significantly.
Receiving the Productivity grant has enabled them to purchase additional plant and specialist equipment that in turn, has led to increased productivity and the recruitment of two additional employees to the installation team. It was the perfect boost to help the business expand after facing tough times during the pandemic, and as well as the funding, the business received help and advice to help keep them on the right path.
The business started life back in 2016 as a small family team of two, servicing a number of sites for Amazon as a subcontractor. Building on their humble beginnings the business has consistently grown year on year and now provide direct services to some of the UK’s market leading logistic companies, including Amazon. They have also secured a framework agreement with one of UK`s largest supermarket chains, Lidl UK.
They now have seven employees and are actively recruiting for a number of other positions to help facilitate their continued growth.
“We hope our continued embryonic growth will see the business achieve a minimum 100% financial growth. We are looking to have doubled our workforce in this time and potentially increase the operational size of our warehouse and facilities” said Adam Fleming, Managing Director.
Fastline Services has also gone on to sell and distribute their own range of branded safety products and recently signed a reseller agreement with ASAFE, the market leading impact protection manufacturer.
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