Samuel Grant Packaging has announced that it has met the criteria of its employment grant from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) due to a period of sustained growth.
In September 2015, Samuel Grant Packaging moved into its new headquarters with support from an employment grant from the LEP. The grant was subject to the company employing a further 15 staff on top of the existing workforce.
This was a daunting target. The reason behind the move was due to the company’s previous location being inefficiently laid out for significant growth, and the Samuel Grant team could see how much labour time would be reduced thanks to a more streamlined operation. The new purpose built 50,000 square foot warehouse was constructed using the latest space and time saving technology. They knew that the move would result in a drop in labour required per item delivered.
The company has now met the conditions of the grant and employed 15 new staff in good quality jobs ranging from external sales team to warehouse operator. The hours of operation of the company have also increased, improving service levels and delivery times to customers, as well as creating more positions.
This achievement goes alongside increasing the amount of sales per employee and for the first time achieving £20 million in annual sales.
‘This is excellent news for Leeds’ Samuel Grant Packaging and is testament to the hard work by all our people including our new team members,’ said Andrew Grant, joint managing director. ‘It also shows that our offer of good quality products at competitive prices backed by the best knowledge and advice in the industry is a recipe for continued success. We aim to continue our reputations as the best people in packaging providing the best packaging experience for our customers in the UK.’
Samuel Grant Packaging is located on one of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones which is supported by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP, said: ‘I am delighted that Samuel Grant Packaging are fulfilling their growth potential by investing in fit for purpose facilities on the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone. It is great to see the Enterprise Zone deliver for local businesses, creating jobs and significantly boosting the local and regional economy.’