Company set to expand after securing £100,000 investment

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 27 Sep 2017

A Scunthorpe-based company is set to increase its workforce and broaden its services after securing a £100,000 investment.

Flixborough Eco Technologies, which has won a number of awards in recent years, has been awarded the money by UK Steel Enterprise to assist with job creation and training.

The company, which is the only one in North Lincolnshire with Carbon Trust accreditation for installing heat pumps, LED lighting and solar panels, was established in 2012 and is based at Normanby Gateway, with a second office in Lincoln opening last year.

The UK Steel Enterprise funding has allowed for the appointment of office manager Jolene Law, who has brought new skills to the business as it continues to market for its diverse client base.

The investment will also be used to develop a network of sustainability professionals at the company, the purchase of additional hardware and software, and marketing support to enable significant and ongoing growth for the business.

Managing director Giles Barker said: "The funding has been vital to our continued growth and expansion and has really helped us to drive the business forward as we continue to increase our regional and national scope.

"It is of key importance to us as a business to invest in the North Lincolnshire region and with the funding provided by UK Steel Enterprise, we have been able to invest in a local subcontract network of sustainability professionals, vital to our expansion and allowing us to meet the continued demand from clientele in the area."

Other staff members at Flixborough Eco technologies include Stuart Turner, who joined the company as technical director in 2014, and customer relationship manager Sheralee Thompson.

UK Steel Enterprise is a subsidiary of Tata Steel and provides equity and loan finance to growing companies.

Alan Stanley, from UK Steel Enterprise, said: "Giles has built Flixborough Eco Technologies up from a start-up to a rapidly expanding business with numerous corporate clients in less than five years and we are delighted to have provided this investment to assist with further growth and job creation in the Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire area."

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