Packaging services firm hits growth targets

Packaging service provider Samuel Grant Packaging has met the criteria of its employment grant from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) after expanding its workforce and hitting £20m in sales.

In September 2015, the company moved into new a purpose-built 50,000 sq ft warehouse on a Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone with support from an employment grant from the LEP. The grant was subject to the company employing a further 15 staff on top of the existing workforce.

The company has now met the conditions of the grant. The hours of operation of the company has also increased, improving service levels and delivery times to customers, as well as creating more positions.

This milestone goes alongside increasing the amount of sales per employee and hitting £20m in annual sales.

Andrew Grant, the firm’s joint managing director, said: “This is excellent news for Leeds’ Samuel Grant Packaging and is testament to the hard work by all our people including our new team members.”

The firm is located on one of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones which is supported by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP, said: “I’m delighted that Samuel Grant Packaging are fulfilling their growth potential by investing in fit-for-purpose facilities on the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone. It’s great to see the Enterprise Zone deliver for local businesses, creating jobs and significantly boosting the local and regional economy.”

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