The Abbey Group was asked to be a part of a new Local Growth Hub campaign – Six Stories, Six Boroughs’. This campaign tells the story of a business from each borough of the Liverpool City Region that has used support from the Local Growth Hub as a springboard to success.
Each of the businesses featured is a success in its own right – and their stories are told through a mix of articles, case studies and videos. The Local Growth Hub helps numerous businesses in the Liverpool City region.
“We help businesses in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral overcome the challenges involved and identify opportunities, because to build and maintain a successful local economy, we need successful local businesses. We can identify the right guidance, support and funding for your business. We can help you with everything from strategy to sales, production and exporting.”
Pioneering Window-Film Solution Helps Businesses To Reduce Carbon Footprint
The focus of our six stories, six boroughs campaign was to highlight the benefits of our latest Abbey Protect product, the Abbey Protect Window Film range. The innovative window film technology increases thermal efficiency, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Our research shows that the window film reduces energy use from air conditioning units by up to 60%, and by heating methods up to 10%.
After being awarded funding from the Manufacturing Growth Fund, Abbey Group has invested in digital marketing tools to help them launch the product and facilitate growth. The launch of the Abbey Protect Window Film brand has resulted in significant business growth. The business has received £500K in the form of additional revenue and has had new client wins, from local schools and care homes, to household name brands including hotel chains Hilton and Mercure and fashion brands Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing.
To support their continued growth, Abbey Group has also recruited 12 additional jobs within its Abbey Protect company.
Following on from the support received through the Local Growth Hub, Abbey Group also recently became the first North West business to be accepted onto the ‘Made Smarter’ programme to help with the digitalisation of their manufacturing processes to improve productivity and profitability. They now have a smart factory which is instrumental to their on-going growth.
Adam Kelly, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Abbey Group, said,
“Abbey Group started 10 years ago as a straight manufacturing company, with just five members of staff. Now we employ over 80 staff operating in a number of sectors with a range of products and services. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of support from the Local Growth Hub and their different partner programmes, in particular the Manufacturing Growth Fund and the Made Smarter programme. I would recommend any business to get in touch with the Local Growth Hub directly or through their local chamber to see what support and funding they can access to enhance their business.”