Council Plays Integra-l part in Company’s Growth – Business Profile

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Business Investment and Tourism Service is here to help the area’s businesses from start up to those established companies who want to expand and grow.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

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Council Plays Integra-l part in Company’s Growth – Business Profile

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The council supports hundreds of businesses every year, helping to play a small part in some of the region’s biggest success stories.

Integra Buildings is a fast-growing designer and manufacturer of high-quality modular buildings and has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The council has worked with the company for more than 10 years, providing practical advice and guidance on a number of issues – including developing a funding bid to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing the Humber programme to help the company’s current location of office and manufacturing operations from Burstwick to an expanded site at Paull.

The move is part of a £3m growth strategy which will position the company for further growth in a sector of ever-increasing importance to the construction industry. The plans involve consolidating all Integra’s functions in a single, fit-for-purpose operation at Paull, including a new modular office block which will showcase the quality of materials and design available to the company’s clients.

In the past three years, the company has gone from strength-to-strength adding 20 more members of staff to its 90-strong workforce. The company also maintains 90% of its supply chain within a 30-mile radius, demonstrating its commitment to the local economy.

Gary Parker, managing director of Integra Buildings, said: “We’re grateful for the support we have received from East Riding of Yorkshire Council over a long period of time and particularly in relation to our successful Growing the Humber funding bid.

“The grant was a key element in the financial package that has enabled us to make a major investment in our facilities and manufacturing capacity, creating fresh opportunities for the business and new jobs.

“We look forward to realising our exciting ambitions for the business from our expanded Paull site, confident that we will continue to have the support of the local authority.”

Helen Wilson, inward investment project manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Integra Buildings is at the forefront of modern modular building methods, which is an emerging sector within the UK construction industry.

“The council has worked closely with Gary and his team for a number of years, providing advice and guidance to help the company locate – supporting Integra’s expansion plans and secure new orders.”

Councillor Andy Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “With the support of the council, Integra Buildings has been able to thrive and create the kind of high-skilled jobs that will help develop and grow the East Riding economy.

“As one of the East Riding’s main economic drivers, the council’s business investment and tourism service would welcome the opportunity to speak to other companies to see how they can support them.”

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