Fair Share Group

Holly Donaldson (left) Fair Share’s managing director Neil Donaldson (middle) and UKSE Regional Executive Alan Stanley (right).

Fair Share Group secures funding boost

Scunthorpe-based manufacturer Fair Share Group Ltd is on track to increase its workforce and launch an innovative new product following a £70,000 investment from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

This investment from UKSE accompanies a further internal £130,000 investment from the Donaldson family, the owners of the business.

Currently employing 21 people at its headquarters in Scunthorpe, the funding from UKSE has allowed the firm to add an additional three to the team, filling a build manager position, an installer position and an office sales and marketing role. Alongside this, the group is looking to create further job opportunities over the upcoming months.

The investment has also allowed Fair Share, founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Neil and Sue Donaldson, to bring the manufacturing of the “Cre8a Pod” to market.

The new Cre8a Pods are hand-crafted outdoor buildings that can accommodate living, working and relaxing, are available in six different sizes to accommodate client requirement.

Managing director Neil Donaldson said: “The £70,000 investment from UKSE will really help us to drive the business forward as we release the Cre8a product to the market, further increasing our regional and national scope.

“Our focus is to consistently provide a better quality service for our clients, driven by maintaining solid relationships with trade customers, installers and distributors.

"The additional funding will allow us to expand our team, which is crucial in light of the growing demand from regional and national clientele.”

Dedicated to exceeding client expectations by providing a quality-driven, professional service, the team at Fair Share also promote sustainability in the workplace, supporting clients, colleagues, associate traders and suppliers so that all can sustain solid business foundations.

Alan Stanley, regional executive at UKSE, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, committed to investing in businesses looking to grow, said: “Fair Share has demonstrated a real aptitude for innovation, providing a new product to the market with the creation of the Cre8a Pod.

“We are pleased we could assist Neil and his team to expand the business, and delighted that in doing so there are further jobs being created in and around the Scunthorpe area.”