10 successful years for Walsall manufacturer

Last updated: 02/12/2015 15:46:04

Stainless Handrail Systems (SHS), based in Aldridge, celebrated ten years in business and the opening of their new headquarters recently.

The Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Underhill, who performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting, said; “It’s important that we celebrate the achievements of businesses in Walsall and this company is a primary example of innovation and expertise in action. These new offices and factory will provide the resources to drive additional growth.”

SHS Directors Rob Whitcomb and Mark Busby gave factory tours to distinguished guests including local MP Wendy Morton and Councillor Adrian Andrew Deputy Leader of Walsall Council.

Since its inception SHS has expanded its customer base and now offers customers the chance to purchase not just through suppliers but direct through their contact centre.

Their fleet of vans deliver daily across the UK and the company’s new premises will allow them to expand their product lines further. The company directors expect to see additional employment growth in the near future.

Following support by Walsall Council’s Employment Growth Team to apply for a Green Bridge grant in August SHS were able to buy new specialist equipment which will help reduce waste and improve quality.

Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, said “This is a wonderful moment for a company that is growing quickly and sustaining local jobs.

“This level of confidence and innovation in a company provides a positive impact for the whole community and they are leading by example.”

The Employment Growth Team at Walsall Council works with Walsall businesses to support growth and help companies create sustainable employment. If you would like support for your business, you can contact them on 01922 655993 or through their website: www.Walsall.com