£50,000 loan from Finance Wales helps North Wales garment manufacturer expand in Anglesey Enterprise Zone
A North Wales company which recently manufactured flying suits
for the Wales Air Ambulance Service has relocated its headquarters
and production facility from Gaerwen to Llangefni in the Anglesey
Brodwaith’s order book has grown significantly over the last 5
years and the company needed to increase its capacity to meet the
extra demand and approached Finance Wales for support.
The new premises are larger and provide the systemised textile
and garment manufacturer with additional production space,
warehousing facilities as well as a sales area.
Brodwaith will retain its facility in Pentrefoelas, near
Betws-y-Coed which houses its embroidery and printing
Brodwaith used a £50,000 loan from Finance Wales to purchase new
production equipment, fit out part of the new premises and fund
other moving costs.
As an SME moving to one of Wales’ Enterprise Zones, Brodwaith
qualified for a 2% interest rate reduction from Finance Wales in
addition to a range of other benefits.
The company now plans to grow both its retail and trade
operations and to employ new staff.
“Brodwaith manufactures off-the-shelf and made-to-measure uniforms
and workwear for retail and trade customers. Our business has
been growing steadily over the last 5 years and particularly since
we improved our machining facilities. Relocating to larger premises
in the Anglesey Enterprise Zone will be key to our continued
“We can now meet the increased demand for our products and
services from schools and PPE wholesalers. Finance Wales’
loan helped us to increase our production capacity, purchase
state-of-the-art production equipment and fit out part of our new
showroom,” explained Brodwaith’s director, Menna Roberts.
Established in 1991, Brodwaith is known for providing customers
with good value for money. It supplies customers thoughout
the UK, including schools and childrenswear retailers in addition
to the police, leading builders’ merchants, colleges and
Brodwaith also supplies other manufacturers with specialist
components and operates a traditional ‘Cut, Make and Trim’
Svetlana Goode, Investment Executive at Finance Wales made the
loan. She said: “Brodwaith is an established business which
has adapted to challenging trading conditions and steadily grown
its market share over the last 5 years. They’ve even beaten
off competition from suppliers in lower cost locations around the
world. Finance Wales’ loan has provided Menna and her team
with the financial boost they need to build on their success.”
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