Success with GRA

Some of our stories

Many of GRA's success stories over the last 23 years remain confidential and cannot be told but here are a few to give the reader a flavour of our expertise ......

Just under £2m awarded to aerospace company in West Midlands

An aerospace sector subsidiary of GE was recenyly awarded a grant of just under £2M through the involvement of GRA who drew up a detailed application for presentation to Advantage West Midlands, and then helped the company's management teamm to negotiate the maximum grant to enable a project involving a new manufacturing facility.

F-TEL win £1.95M through GRA in Birmingham

Birmingham Business Park based Fujitsu Telecommunications Eupope succeeded in obtaining a grant of £1.98M to help implement their Broadband Century 21 project as awarded by BT at this West Midlands location. F-Tel's management team led by CEO, Andy Stevenson, expresed his delight with the award which was won with the assistance and advice of GRA - 'GRA helped us make our case for support, and we were most satisfied with their efforts', he said.

Ecolab Customer centre brings 55 jobs to Caerphilly

AMERICAN hygiene company Ecolab has announced the creation of 55 jobs at a national customer service centre in Caerphilly (as reported in Western Mail of Dec 13 2006) the centre will handle inquiries for its pest elimination division and be based at Ecolab's existing offices at Caerphilly Business Park.

The £750,000 expansion establishes Caerphilly as the British administrative headquarters for all customer services operations. The search for staff to fill the roles has begun, and will bring the number of employees to more than 80. GRA worked with Ecolab Pest Elimination Division's UK team to prepare and negotiate their case for grant and secure a substantial offer of Regional Selective Assistance from the WAG. This has made the project possible at Caerphilly.

Interbrew get £3.3M for bottling line at Magor

With the help of a £3.3M grant, Interbrew has announced it is investing £11m in a new state-of-the-art bottling facility at Magor near Newport. The new operation to produce bottles of Stella Artois, will both create jobs when it becomes fully operational next summer, and add to the £18.5m already invested in the plant, increasing production by 25% by 2006, and creating up to 100 jobs in addition to the 462 people already employed. The new 4,350sq m bottling hall is being funded by £3.3m in Regional Selective Assistance awarded by the Welsh Assembly Government. 

GRA worked with Interbrew to prepare and negotiate the succesful RSA grant application, and which was fundamental to Magor's Management Team's efforts in getting project approval from their Belgian Group Board of Management.  

And many more ..   

* £600K RSA for new wafer-fab manufacturing - 183 Jobs in Oldham

* 200 Jobs for Wigan - £925K secures successful future development 

* £920K for Swiss company - 72 Jobs for St Helens

* Grant for Diamond bit manufacturing in North Wales

* RSA of £330K establishes future Steel subsidiary in St Helens 

* Rockwell Inc subsidiary gets £1M