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Cleckheaton-based TimberTight specialises in the use of timber for construction as an alternative to bricks and mortar.
Jane Imrie

Timber construction startup expands operations following investment

A Yorkshire-based construction company has expanded operations following investment from European Regional Development Fund programme AD:VENTURE.

Founded by businessmen Paul Williamson, Gordon Lorimer and Jake Hinchliffe, Cleckheaton-based TimberTight specialises in the use of timber for construction as an alternative to bricks and mortar in order to comply with US and European standards.

With support from AD:VENTURE, the firm has secured over £22k in funding for equipment, expanded its workforce and won several new contracts.

TimberTight co-founder Gordon Lorimer explained: “Working with the processes, plans and advice that was given we were able to secure more than £22,000 in match-funding which allowed us to invest in the machinery that we needed to give us a competitive advantage.

“We also employed a further seven employees to run the equipment, expanding the business and giving local people the opportunity to work and to learn new skills.”

The firm has utilised the advice given to connect with local organisations in a bid to capitalise on the growing demand for housing.

Kirklees Council strategic director for economy and infrastructure, Karl Battersby, added: “Working with innovative and progressive businesses like TimberTight is really encouraging, not only have they identified a rapidly expanding specialism, but they have embraced it and created a business model that is sustainable as a result.”

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