Award winning EC Aluminium Limited, based in Southfield, Glenrothes, has made rapid growth over the last two years. The business manufactures and installs aluminium curtain walling, shop front, doors, windows and bifolds for the domestic and commercial markets. The business is run by husband and wife team, Christopher and Stephanie Davidson.
Managing Director, Christopher, is a veteran who served in the Army Infantry, and was recently awarded Business of the Year at the Scottish Veteran Awards, as well as being shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year. A great achievement for a business that has come so far in a few years of operation.
As a client of Business Gateway Fife, business adviser, Samir Rhazali was able to secure Digital Boost support for the company’s website and offered Funding advice, with HR adviser, Catherine Bartle, also advising the couple. Most recently, Kathryn Hill of Skills Development Scotland delivered her findings on a Skills for Growth report.
Samir commented, “The business has seen rapid growth in an incredibly short timescale. The next steps will be to apply for an upskilling grant to help tackle some of the skills shortage, and for Specialist Business Advice to help with financial modelling and forecasting.”
Project Manager, Stephanie Davidson said, “We have used Business Gateway’s services to support us in a range of ways which has helped us tremendously including free webinars for our office team. Having a growth business adviser to give us support and advice as we continue to grow has been invaluable and, in some ways, instrumental in how we have moved from a small unit with three employees to a larger one with eleven employees. In fact, we are already at capacity again and have now identified another bigger unit, double the size, in the same estate, where we plan to move to accommodate the growing team. This will allow us to take on more staff and apprentices to continue to develop the business.”
Whether thinking of starting a business or looking to grow or sustain an existing business, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 for a variety of advice and support or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com