Young entrepreneur grows business from garden shed

Young entrepreneur grows business from garden shed

Modified Coatings Limited is looking to expand its team after becoming the first firm to move into Tower House Lane Business Park, in Hull.

The business, created by Jacob Frayne when he decided to turn his love of 'pimping' car and bike parts into a career, has already grown from a shed in Frayne’s back garden, to a unit of nearly 1,900 sq ft.

Frayne said: “The work we do means anyone can put their own design on almost any item. That enables us to support other people who want to set up their own businesses recycling and re-designing anything from household items to bikes, cars and furniture.

“I started the business and then I brought in a friend who lost his job at just the right time! We hope to hire someone else very soon and then maybe add a couple more people during the next year.”

The firm is also celebrating after recently securing a contract with a furniture business based in Soho, London.

Dan Clinch, surveyor at Garness Jones who oversaw the move, commented on the the suitability of the remaining 12 units at Tower House Lane Business Park for small businesses looking to grow.

He said: “The site has the flexibility to accommodate larger businesses by merging the units which start at 1,566 square feet and can expand up to 14,810 square feet.”

“How we expand depends on the work flow at the new premises, but the new environment is much more professional and that should help us secure some proper contracts,” added Frayne.