AIM for GOLD - Wolverhampton Case Studies

Just Because – Jeanette Gettings

Just Because – Jeanette Gettings

Jeanette Gettings, owner of Penn based ‘Just Because’ was recently recognised at the prestigious eBay Business Awards in London. Winning the Wolverhampton Retail Revival category against 70 other businesses, Jeanette received her award from Jenny Campbell from Dragons Den.

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Forgeco

Forgeco

Forgeco, a Bilston based company that manufactures scaffolding equipment and fittings, has been receiving support from the AIM for GOLD programme to help the management team refine and refocus the company’s strategy.

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A.S.H Plastics

A.S.H Plastics

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.

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Stone’s Throw Media

Sherwood Stainless Steel & Aluminium Limited

Sherwood Stainless Steel & Aluminium Limited (SSSAL) has been operating since 1990, offering a high quality service throughout many industries including automotive, building, domestic appliance, lighting/energy and more. Sherwood is one of the strategic companies in Wolverhampton with a turnover of c£27M and employing over 100 staff.

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Stone’s Throw Media

Stone’s Throw Media

Matt Weston and Mike Chinn graduated from the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) and started Stone’s Throw Media (STM) in 2011 as a video production and animated video production company operating from the Science Park.

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Meji Media Ltd

Meji Media Ltd

Meji Media Ltd, set up in 2006, is an events company specialising in creating cutting edge technologies for the events industry. The Company has developed Venkey which is an online booking platform that has 12,000 venues available for bookings, and they employ a multiskilled and technologically adept sales and account staff to facilitate the on-line bookings.

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PGO Trade - Hugglepets

PGO Trade - Hugglepets

PGO Trade, or as you may know them better, Hugglepets, is a “pet shop” with a difference. You probably already know that they sell pets and pet related goods in the traditional way at their pet shop in Cooper Street. Far from traditional however was their approach to combining an innovative growth strategy with an opportunity to put something back into the local community.

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One Stop Pharmacy Ltd

One Stop Pharmacy Ltd

One Stop Pharmacy Ltd recently relocated from a Wolverhampton City Centre unit to a large unit to accommodate the growth aspirations of the company. As part of the growth strategy, One Stop Pharmacy with the support of the AIM for GOLD ERDF part-funded programme recently embarked on a growth plan that will enable it to enhance its innovative digital database and CRM system governed by the different NHS regions, hospitals and administrative depts.

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The School of Coding Ltd

The School of Coding Ltd

The School of Coding Ltd (SoCL) education centres teach computer science and coding to children from the age of 6 through to GSCEs and A-Levels. Working in partnership with three major universities and over 100 primary & secondary schools in the UK, they deliver after school clubs and coding workshops.

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Concept Technical Services Ltd

Concept Technical Services Ltd

Concept Technical Services Ltd (CTS) were another company on the eBay programme, and the experience and knowledge they gained in selling in the digital B2C market is now being applied toward their primary B2B market.

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Aldridge Trimming Ltd (ATL)

Aldridge Trimming Ltd (ATL)

Aldridge Trimming Ltd (ATL), a member of our first part ERDF funded AIM for GOLD cohort were looking to develop a new website as well as new machine. The business was founded in the 1930's and initially provided a local general trimming service for cars of the 20's and 30's era.

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The AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and City of Wolverhampton Council.

The AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and City of Wolverhampton Council.

Participation on the Programme is subject to satisfying eligibility criteria and these are covered in these Practice Notes:

Please check these Practice Notes to confirm your eligibility. Any queries or points of clarification please contact:

Harold Mututa – AIM for GOLD Programme Manager - 01902551603 - harold.mututa@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Oli Nash – AIM for GOLD Business Development Manager (Finance) - 01902550827 - oliver.nash@wolverhampton.gov.uk