Llandeilo business expands thanks to rural grant
A business in Llandeilo has expanded with the help of an RDP Sir Gâr Redundant Rural Building grant creating two new jobs and safeguarding another.
Biofutures Ltd is a biomass heating company specializing in wood (wood pellet, wood chip and log) fuelled heating systems.
The Biomass Centre was opened officially by Carmarthenshire County Council Chair Cllr Terry Davies.
Established in 2006, the company installs, services, and maintains wood based heating systems for domestic and commercial customers. Having been successful in securing distribution agreements with European manufacturers the company needed more space to cope with demand for their ‘green’ energy product.
Owner Kedrick Davies received funding towards converting two redundant outbuildings for business use in Taliaris. The cedar-clad new building provides the company with a base for its next expansion phase bringing new jobs and business opportunities into the rural community.
Mr Davies said: “The grant has helped to make the new site possible. As well as the new Technical Officer and Office Administrator roles, we will also be using a local plumber and an electrician who are trained in the specialist heating systems.
“We are very grateful to RRB’s Grant Cole and all at Carmarthenshire County Council for their support in our application and to Roy Scott builders for a professional build project. This has enabled us to turn a derelict barn into a warm, dry showroom and is an exciting step in the development of our Biomass business”.
The Redundant Rural Buildings Grant provides assistance to micro businesses for the conversion of rural Carmarthenshire buildings that are no longer used into business premises. The grant is funded by the Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Wales 2007 – 2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
For further details on the Redundant Rural Buildings Grant, please contact Grant Cole, Project Development Officer on: GCole@carmarthenshire.gov.uk / (01267) 242431.
To find out about the variety of grants and support available through RDP Sir Gâr visit www.wwec.org.uk