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Welder kick starts business during lockdown

Thanks to expert business support, Fletcher Fabworks launched during COVID-19 and has attracted a variety of customers during challenging trading conditions.

About the business

Launched in April this year, Fletcher Fabworks offers a bespoke metal fabrication service specialising in the repair and creation of metal products, including steel and aluminium. Business owner Gregor has already completed seven orders and has received a further 15 enquiries for various pieces of work including coffee tables and garden gates.

From grant applications to bookkeeping and registering the business, there is so much to try and keep track of when you are starting out and it’s been incredibly valuable having Business Gateway along the way who are encouraging and can help with any issues or queries.

How Business Gateway has helped

Working closely with Business Gateway and his local adviser, Gregor received a tailored package of start-up support services that included one-to-one business support, advice on a business plan, marketing and company regulations, as well as access to online webinars.

Gregor Fletcher, owner of Fletcher Fabworks, said: “The Business Gateway team has provided me with vital support during lockdown, during a very challenging and uncertain period. The team supported my application for a start-up grant that allowed me to purchase vital tools and hire a graphic designer to assist in creating an eye-catching logo that would help get my brand recognised.

“From grant applications to bookkeeping and registering the business, there is so much to try and keep track of when you are starting out and it’s been incredibly valuable having Business Gateway along the way who are encouraging and can help with any issues or queries.”

Barbara Mennie, Business Adviser, Business Gateway, commented: “During lockdown we were still able to support Gregor with a wide range of start-up services to ensure that the business was set up correctly and complied with all aspects of registration. While in lockdown, Gregor also accessed Business Gateway’s online webinars, which have allowed him to improve his knowledge of creative social media sites such as Pinterest. The business has already received a significant number of orders and enquiries despite the circumstances we are all facing, and I look forward to seeing what he does next.”

Support Provided

1:1 business support

Advice on Business Plan

Advice on Company Regulations

Advice on Marketing

Routes to Funding

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