Excel Water Invest £220k in New Premises

By Excel Water Ltd
schedule15th Mar 18

Excel Water Ltd is relocating to new premises in Allerton Bywater with the support of a £25k grant accessed through Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Service.

Managing director Emma Armitage and her brother Darren Field took over running the family-owned business two years ago. Supported by the LEP Growth Service, turnover has now reached over £1.1m and the move is expected to open up opportunities for further investment and growth.

The relocation from Ledston Luck Enterprise Park to the new 1,250 sq ft premises at Kiln Park in Allerton Bywater, has allowed the company’s offices, manufacturing and storage to be brought together under a single roof.

A new testing and research facility has also been created.

The LEP Growth Service is delivered in Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University.

Emma Armitage said: “The move to the new premises has enabled us to bring all our business under one roof and accelerate our plans for growth.

“The support we’ve had from the Council and the LEP has been fantastic and has really supported the growth of our business. We are excited to take the business to the next stage and are looking forward to the new challenges this will bring.”

Following the move, Excel Water’s team of nine full-time and part-time staff is set to expand, with five new jobs being created, including a new business manager, water treatment engineer and accounts administrator, plus two trainee positions.

Cllr Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council executive member for employment, enterprise and opportunity, added: “It’s great to be able to support innovative local businesses that are investing in growth and creating high quality employment, together with opportunities for young people.

“Water quality is a major issue here in the UK and abroad, so there is undoubtedly a huge market for the expertise Excel Water can offer.” Roger Marsh, OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, also commented: “I am very pleased that Excel Water Ltd has benefited from support from the LEP Growth Service and that the business is set to achieve their growth ambitions as a result.

“I encourage all businesses to pick up the phone and find out about the support available for growing businesses at every stage of their development.”

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