Published on March 19, 2014
PETER SWALLOW CHAIR, DESTINATION CHESTERFIELD
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HUW BOWEN CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CHESTERFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL
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FORMER TESCO SITE
A61 DERBY ROAD
DC ROLFE LTD Innovative Precision Engineering & Plastic Injection Moulding Serving all Sectors of Industry TEL : 01246 473337 FAX: 01246 473164 www.dcrolfe.co.uk
•Website – DC Rolfe had never had one! •Premises -We needed modern, larger premises •Machines - All our machines were old and tired. We knew we needed to invest in new technology to compete in the market place and access new markets •Recruitment - We struggled to employ skilled people due to the skills gap that was obvious to so many Companies. •Image -We needed to improve our image The Shopping List !The Shopping List !
Unlocking Investment for Growth Unlocking investment for growth will be of interest to businesses with a substantial capital investment project that will create long term jobs but who can’t quite raise all the finance to purchase the necessary fixed assets.
Securing a future • Website • Premises • Machines • Recruitment • Image
Thank you so much for all your support !Paul Stuart- Chesterfield Borough Council James Boler – Smith Craven Accountants Dominic Stevens– Destination Chesterfield Mike Gulliford – Business Doctors Ian Davies- Manufacturing Advisor Service (MAS) Harry Caldicott- Certax Accountants David Smith – EMB Anna Melton – In The Works PR Brenton Warren – Growth Accelerator David Walsh - Sheffield Star Derbyshire Times Customers- Old & New
Chesterfield, UK FRANKE SISSONS LTD BUSINESS CASE STUDY
© Franke, www.franke.com49 • Founded in 1784 (Sheffield) as W&G Sissons Ltd – Originally silversmiths • One of the first companies in the world to make a sink from stainless steel in the 1930’s • Specialising in Commercial applications, Sissons set up a facility in Chesterfield in 1978 • Large fire in 2006 destroys 2/3 of the manufacturing facility and equipment • “Newco” rises from the ashes with Investment in new technology, robots, plant and lean manufacturing processes • The company expanded in 2012 with the acquisition of a tap and valve company and in 2014 launched a new business W2S • The Company employs 135 people, 85 based in Chesterfield and T/O £19M • Today we are part of the Franke Group, Export to 22 countries and are the UK leader in washroom solutions Franke Sissons Ltd – Timeline of the last 230 Years
© Franke, www.franke.com50 COMMUNITY AND WHAT IT MEANS TO US
PRESENTATION TITLE Working within the community 51 Donation of Stainless Steel Cupboards and Shelves for Housekeepers Room – a project delivered by our apprentices! Donation of Stainless Steel Cupboards, shelves and Janitorial Unit for Cleaners Room – a project delivered by our apprentices!
© Franke, www.franke.com52 APPRENTICESHIPS
© Franke, www.franke.com53 • 3 levels from 16yrs to 23yrs of age • Trainee/Apprentice/Higher Apprentice • Academic and on the job training • Academic to Graduate level • Mentors for each apprentice • Partnering and working in community projects • Projects with local schools – Currently a sculpture with Parkside • Currently 6 in the programme with plans for a further 4 Franke Sissons Apprenticeships
© Franke, www.franke.com54 • Training and development to your own standards and vision for the business • Development of a talented and loyal workforce from the local area • Training for the standards needed to fill future skills gaps • A heap of youth enthusiasm and a fresh perspective on the business, as they often think outside the box and come up with creative ideas that challenge our thinking…”could we do this a new way” • Training the future leaders of the business • Community projects helping the apprentices to understand social responsibilities Apprenticeships – What do they bring/Where do they get involved?
© Franke, www.franke.com55 WORKING TOGETHER
© Franke, www.franke.com56 • Promote the issues together – An example being CE marking, new EU directives and its effects on manufacturing • Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence – Promote it, mentor it, develop an academy of cross skills – Celebrate it! • Local schools programme for Destination Chesterfield - Meadows and UCB/Franke and Parkside examples of bringing on the next generation • Engage more local companies in service and supply requirements ….we all benefit - more awareness of skills and services. We don’t know enough about what we have! Our business community – How we can work together…
© Franke, www.franke.com57 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Franke Sissons Carrwood Road Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 9QB
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