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Support helped hydraulics firm mitigate COVID-19 impact

An Aberdeenshire-based hydraulic solutions company turned to Business Gateway for direction on how to mitigate the impact of coronavirus during lockdown.

About the business

ITC Hydraulics, a leading hydraulic solutions specialist, provides onsite services to the offshore, subsea, mobile, and industrial sectors. Established in 1999, the company is recognised for offering dynamic solutions to technically challenging work scopes.

Without the support from Business Gateway, company restructuring would have been inevitable. We’re very grateful for the guidance and direction received during what has been the most challenging period in the company’s history.

How Business Gateway has helped

ITC Hydraulics was faced with a 60% drop in revenue and the team’s relocation to new premises was cancelled when Scotland went into lockdown. The owners turned to Business Gateway for crucial guidance on how lockdown would affect the immediate future of the firm as well as advice on researching renewables and broadening their existing portfolio.

Business Gateway was able to signpost relevant funding and the business secured £100k through the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF).

Erlend Corrigall, Business Development Manager, ITC Hydraulics, said: “We initially contacted Business Gateway in 2012 when we were developing one of our premises, and again in 2019 when we were accepted for the Gateway Assistance Scheme.

“We heard about some examples of the COVID-19 resources available through our network of colleagues in the industry, and so we got in touch with our local team. Since then, we have utilised a variety of key support services including expert insight and routes to funding amidst the pressures of COVID-19. Without the support from Business Gateway, company restructuring would have been inevitable. We are very grateful for the guidance and direction received during what has been the most challenging period in the company’s history.”

In addition to the support with government guidance and maintaining cash flow during lockdown, Business Gateway assisted with changes to operations, restricted access levels and increasing health and safety measures.

Support Provided

Scottish Enterprise Support

Signposting to Wider Support Network

International/Exporting support

Specialist Support

Market Research Reports

What’s next?

ITC Hydraulics plans to continue working with Business Gateway to broaden its portfolio and increase marketing activity, in particular through social media channels.

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