L/R: Jamie Reynolds, Yvette Pellegrotti (Carmarthenshire Council), Cllr Emlyn Dole, Martyn Ingram (Morgan GRP), Sue Paton, David Jones and Rhydian Jones (Morgan Marine), Cllr Davies and Cllr Nicholas.
A Wales-based manufacturing company has been awarded a Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund grant of more than £91,000 to expand its headquarters offices.
Morgan Marine, based at the Cil-yr-Ychen Industrial Estate in Llandybie, is receiving a Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund grant of £91,476.11 to extend the current property by 102 square metres of new office space and to allow the company to create eight new jobs.
Morgan Marine is a manufacturing firm established in 1965 which makes advanced glass reinforced plastic (GRP) housings across the United Kingdom for major developments and utilities.
The company is a key employer in South West Wales employing more than 170 staff. Earlier this year, its parent company, Morgan GRP, went live with a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, to revolutionise the way the firm works.
The ERP system represents a £1 million investment for Morgan GRP, as well as a year’s intensive training in the finer points of ERP, to ensure all of the Morgan GRP Directors and Team Managers are facile with its capabilities and functions.
The £2m Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund was established to encourage rural businesses in Carmarthenshire to develop new and existing business premises, where new jobs are created.
Morgan GRP Group Director Martyn Ingram said: “We are delighted to be able to further expand our operations thanks to the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund.
“This extension will enable us to accommodate additional sales and engineering staff – four in year one and a further four in year two.
“We are proud to be a key employer in Carmarthenshire and it is pleasing to be able to offer additional, quality employment thanks to this expansion.
“This new facility will help us expand into new markets and, once complete, will provide around 4500sqft of mixed office and meeting space.
“We are pleased to be able to engage a local contractor to carry out this work too - J.O. Morris Ltd in Llandybie.”
In 2015, Morgan Marine unveiled a 16,000 sq ft extension at its Llandybie headquarters, which included a new reception area, and which was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Carmarthenshire County Council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole, who is the executive board member responsible for regeneration, added: “The Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund was established with the aim of creating jobs in rural Carmarthenshire.
“It does this by offering grant support to
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