Mako Precision Engineering- a Bilston company is the 100th business to benefit from City of Wolverhampton Council’s delivery of the EU-backed Black Country AIM (Black Country Advice Investment and Markets) programme.
Following an initial business review, Mako Precision Engineering, based in Hare Street, are being helped with expansion plans through a grant and ongoing support from the council’s business growth team.
A Black Country GOLD grant has enabled the company to purchase new machinery.
They have also received guidance from the AIM project market development co-ordinator on how to win more contracts and are being helped by council and Department for Work and Pensions employment programme, Wolves at Work, with staff recruitment. Mako Precision Engineering last year won a five-year contract with an aerospace company.
It has been supplying fixtures and fittings to Jaguar Land Rover for the last seven years, and also produces parts for the motorsport industry.
The council’s business growth team, who are a partner in the Black Country Growth Hub, has recently launched a new Small Business: Big Impact brochure to highlight the support they offer to businesses. It is looking to add a further 25 companies to the AIM programme through the spring cohort.
On Friday, Pat McFadden MP visited the company to congratulate them on their success and see the new machinery for himself which has allowed the company to expand. Pat said, “I’m really pleased that a local business has benefited from this scheme which has allowed them to expand. The company employs local (Bilston) people and currently has two apprenticeships. I wish them every success in the future.”
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