We have been lucky enough to be awarded with a small business growth grant for creating opportunity and jobs in the Norfolk and Suffolk area from New Anglia Grant. We have grown substantially over the last couple of years from humble beginnings of a one man operation working out of a small office to a 10,000 sq ft unit we share with Charge Unit Skate Park we part fund and Charge clothing employing 6 people, with plans to employ more staff and expand our services in the near future.
The grant has helped us with the purchasing of new machinery and building costs to expand the workshop area to house the new machines; a 10 colour, 12 station MHM automatic screen print machine and a 8 head, dual SWF embroidery machine to enable us to take on large jobs with fast turnaround times.
Next we will be building another room on top of the new print room and purchasing a Roland Versacamm so we can offer stickers, flyers, postcards and posters to our customers. The room will also be used for the re-labeling garments, bagging and packing process, with a cut and sew table for bespoke sample making.
We would like thank the people at Suffolk County Council, New Anglia and Business Shaper for their help.