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Business Case Studies

Alexsa Beauty & Holistic Studio

Alexsa Beauty and Holistic Studio, based in Mansfield, has been established for 16 years and is dedicated to providing beauty treatments in a very relaxing environment.  The Studio received an Apprenticeship Grant which offers businesses taking on a new apprentice up to £1,500 on top of the current National Apprenticeship Service’s (NAS) £1,500 AGE.

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The electronics division of Derby-based train maker Bombardier has successfully found relocation premises on Castlewood Business Park thanks to Invest Ashfield & Mansfield’s free and totally confidential commercial property search service.

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British Taekwondo

British Taekwondo, the Governing Body for the World Taekwondo Federation in the United Kingdom, has greater social media exposure thanks to support from the Aim Higher Scheme.

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Eventure Internet Ltd

Eventure benefited from the Aim Higher and Graduates into Enterprise programmes. Through these two placements a graduate gave a comprehensive promotional web service to a group of clients: providing copy for websites, blogs and Twitter pages to help generate interest and new customers.

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For Skills

For Skills Limited benefited from the redevelopment of an area of their website through the Aim Higher programme, resulting in customer experience improvements. Indeed they were so impressed with their student they offered him a full-time position.

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Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd.

Multi award-winning Hall-Fast benefited from the free commercial property search facility offered by Invest Ashfield & Mansfield.  Not only did the company find business premises best suited to aid their expansion but, through successful account management, the team also helped to ensure smooth project progress and helped Hall-Fast find some funding too!

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Founded in Sweden in 1871, Handelsbanken has become one of the world’s strongest banks with over 770 branches in 24 countries worldwide. The bank commenced operations in the U.K. in 1982 and the Mansfield branch, which is located within the I2 Mansfield centre, is one of 165 branches in the country.

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Humane Touch

Humane Touch is a social enterprise in its infancy but, thanks to the support of the Aim Higher Scheme, they have been able to try something new without too much financial risk – giving them a major leap forwards towards generating a future income.

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Lindhurst Engineering

Lindhurst Engineering has over 25 years’ experience in the engineering industry with a mission to be regarded as the most professional, dependable and innovative engineering company in their field.  They are also industry champions, leaders in innovation and passionate about skills development.

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Lindhurst Engineering is also developing their business for the future with the help of the Aim Higher Scheme and the projects  completed.

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Natural Birthing Company

The first midwife-developed line of naturally based skin treatments for ‘mums-to-be’ and new mums is being well-received in the market place following support through the Invest Ashfield & Mansfield ‘Ambition’ programme.

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Nottinghamshire Eco Fuels

Nottinghamshire Eco Fuels, a specialist supplier of biomass heating systems and environmentally friendly solid fuels, benefited from Ashfield & Mansfield’s Graduates into Enterprise programme. They were so impressed with their placement graduate that they offered her a full-time position.

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Parker PR

Parker PR, an award-winning PR and Marketing Agency, participates in the Aim Higher Scheme to undertake a market research strategy to support the launch of a new service.

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Sales Assistance Limited

When Sales Assistance moved to their new premises there were plenty of things to consider before they could move their cars there. As there were lots of high value cars on-site, their insurance company insisted that Sales Assistance had specific types of crime prevention equipment installed. The company benefited from a Business Crime Prevention grant to help fund the necessary security measures.

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Tecserv UK Limited

Tecserv UK Limited wanted to improve their environmental impact and used the Aim Higher Scheme to do this through a review of their processes and creating a formal set of environmental policies and procedures.

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