An ambitious powder-coating and fabrications specialist has founded his own steel fabrication business in Rotherham since receiving £40,000 funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).
Headed up by Greg Marsland, an experienced fabrication professional who has worked alongside his father, Alan Marsland, for the majority of his career, – bringing a combined 40 years of experience in the powder coating and fabrication industry – PCF Works has been established to satisfy demand for the services in the area, following the closure of a number of firms.
Since starting trading in May 2017, managing director Greg, has increased the number of experienced powder coating and fabrication professionals in his team from three to five, and plans to double that number in the upcoming 12 months.
In addition to helping recruit additional staff members at the Wath Upon Dearne site, the funding provided by UKSE has also been used to purchase equipment from the liquidators of the previous occupiers of the premises, Vica SL, a leisure and play equipment manufacturer, whom Greg was employed by until 2016.
Essential maintenance and repairs to all purchased assets have been enacted, alongside insurance and additional equipment purchases required to begin production.
Greg said: “The funding has really helped me get the ball rolling. We began production on the May 10 with three staff and have already increased this number to five.
“The plan is to also appoint further fabricators bringing the total number of staff to ten, to ensure that we can grow the business even further and exploit its full potential.”
Although a relatively new company, PCF Ltd. is already attracting a growing number of customers through its high standard of workmanship and its flexibility in terms of a client’s brief while Greg is embracing his new role as an entrepreneur.
Alan Stanley from UKSE said: “UKSE are delighted to have assisted Greg in the foundation of his powder coating and metal fabrication facility in Wath-Upon-Dearne, trading as PCF Works Ltd.
“The UKSE investment has allowed him to fit out and set up the premises, and provided some working capital in the initial period of trading. Greg hopes to double the size of his workforce, and this cash injection will go a long way to ensuring that this is achieved.”