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Platform firm has lofty ambitions after seven-figure funding deal


10 March 2016

A Worcestershire platform access firm is planning on growing its workforce and expanding its fleet of machines after securing a seven figure funding deal.

Established in 2002, Bromsgrove-based GTAccess provides platforms to various sectors including construction, aeronautical and manufacturing.

The company, which also has depots strategically located in Gloucester, Stoke on Trent, Shrewsbury and Hereford, is targeting an additional 250 machines during 2016 and is rapidly approaching the milestone of its 1,500th machine. The range currently features 60 different types of platform.

In addition to supplying the equipment for hire, the business also trains machine operators, not only to use the machinery but in first aid and other techniques.

The new funding, supplied by Yorkshire Bank, will enable the firm to grow its current workforce of 75 by a further 10 people. It will also be used to invest in more energy efficient measures such as electric vehicle charging points.

The seven-figure deal was facilitated by Peter Brooke at Yorkshire Bank’s Customer Banking Centre in Birmingham and Steve Fox from the bank’s Asset Finance team.

Jonathan Till, managing director and owner of GTAccess, said: “It has been a particularly exciting few years for the company and we plan to keep the momentum going for the foreseeable future.

“It is especially pleasing to be able to contribute to the local economy by providing at least 10 new jobs during 2016, doubling our workforce since 2014.

“The backing from Yorkshire Bank has been pivotal in helping us maintain our plans for growth.”

Richard Wallace, Head of Yorkshire Bank Customer Banking Centre in Birmingham said: “GTAccess is a great example of a family business looking to expand its offering and contribute greatly to the local economy.

“We look forward to supporting the growing ambitions of this thriving firm.”