Business Case Study: J S Bailey
“The Skills & Growth Company* referred us to a manufacturing advisor as were interested in finding out if the Manufacturing Growth Fund could support our IT project. As a result we were able to make an investment into cloud-based software that provides us with greater security, flexibility and efficiency.” John Bailey, Founder
J S Bailey Ltd are a Cheshire East-based cheese manufacturer, established in 1984 in Nantwich, by founder John Bailey. By 2000 the company had outgrown their original home in Nantwich and moved to nearby premises in Calveley.
The business manufactures an extensive range of cheeses that are produced in a state of the art production facility supplying cheese to the catering and food services industry. This includes a range of different brands to meet the varying requirements of a growing customer base both domestically and overseas. Their product range has constantly grown to meet demand with a wide selection of continental cheeses as well as a range of popular and adventurous flavoured cheeses.
A culture of innovation has been achieved by investing in new infrastructure, equipment, processes and IT to support the core business and the local economy; creating new jobs across the business.
Through our Business Support Programme we identified an opportunity for J S Bailey to apply for grant funding from the Manufacturing Growth Fund to support an IT project. The successful application secured a grant of 30% towards the implementation of a back-office process integration system.
The business continues to develop and innovate, and we continue to support the business with transactional activities around planning, broadband and rural funding.
Further support has enabled the business to expand its premises to a site across the road, with a £400,000 grant see more.
*Please note this case study was published before The Skills & Growth Company was brought back into the Council’s Economic Development Service.