A funding boost of £35,000 has been given to a Louth business to support staff training in the renewable energy sector.
Seymour and Castle has been awarded the money by East Lindsey District Council.
The electrical engineering business, based on the town’s Fairfield Industrial Estate, was awarded the Rural Development Fund grant towards an £87,500 project which will ultimately see four full time jobs and two apprenticeships created over the next year.
The council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: “It is important that the council supports growing businesses in East Lindsey to help them expand in the current economic climate.
“I am pleased that we have been able to help Seymour and Castle in expanding their business in the Renewable Energy sector.
“The grant can also provide the catalyst needed for businesses to attract further funding from elsewhere to fund a substantial project, safeguarding jobs and creating new employment and training opportunities.”
Seymour and Castle General Manager, Stephen Brooks, added: “In line with the increasing level of investment in the Renewables Sector in the region we are expanding our business in order to meet forthcoming supply chain requirements.
“Developing relevant high skills jobs will improve the region’s profile in this rapidly developing sector.
“There are many exciting opportunities arising from the Renewables Sector and Seymour and Castle want to be well positioned to take full advantage of them.”
For more information about the Rural Development Fund visit www.e-linsdey.gov.uk/ruraldevelopmentfund or contact 01507 613113.