Aim for Gold is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund. The Programme is specifically designed to help support local small and medium-sized enterprises to achieve their full potential.
AIM for GOLD are a business Growth Programme who support businesses in the Black Country through a series of growth orientated workshops, and one to one coaching sessions. Through 2019 and early 2020, the programme will support up to 120 companies, one of those companies being A.S.H Plastics.
Read their case study below.
A.S.H Plastics was one of 12 companies in the first cohort of our part ERDF funded AIM for GOLD Programme to benefit from being grant aided to support their growth plans. Recently they invested heavily into increasing their production capacity, purchasing two brand new CNC machines which will enable them to break into new market places across the UK and the world. One of the machines purchased was part funded by an ERDF grant delivered through the programme. The extra funding has enabled the company to buy a faster and larger machine, increasing their ability to manufacture quicker and produce more diverse products/solutions.
Historically A.S.H plastic have made retail display units, for shops, restaurants and events. However, they are now pursuing an opportunity to enter the industrial and commercial markets, and looking to expand their exporting opportunities using the specialist capabilities of the new machine. Reducing both production time and environmental impact whilst increasing job opportunities the investment machines afford the company a further foothold in a difficult trading environment.
Bucking the trend, A.S.H Plastics feel that it could not be a better time to invest in the medium to long term future of their business. Future proofing them, securing more local and UK business and expanding trading opportunities to export their products across the globe.