LCREP Harrogate Water Brands case study
This case study for spring water bottler Harrogate Water Brands was created for Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership who provided a £430,000 grant to help finance a new 23,000 sq ft extension to house a new production line and and warehousing. I recorded an interview with Steve Burnett, Financial Director then created this case study and a portfolio of shots.
simonand… Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
Harrogate Water Brands is the independent owner of top-five bottled water brand, Harrogate Spring Water and water charity Thirsty Planet. With support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the business is expanding operations and investing in equipment that is the first of its kind in the UK.
The company has recently entered a new era with the opening of its new £6m bottling line, part of an £8m new installation, which features state-of-the-art bottling equipment. The investment follows a substantial grant from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme which is supported by the governments Regional Growth Fund.
As well as enjoying a buoyant UK market, the company was also seeing increased interest from overseas clients who had a thirst for the ‘Britishness’ of the brand. Whilst nearing capacity servicing its existing portfolio of clients, Harrogate Water Brands recognised the opportunities existing within the market and the requirement to expand in order to future-proof the business.
Harrogate Water Brands raised almost all the capital required for the new installation, but was left with a funding gap. Steve Burnett, Harrogate Water Brands’ Financial Director was aware of the support the LEP was offering businesses. He explains “I first attended a seminar for the launch of the Business Growth Programme in early 2013, so potential funding was always on our agenda. However, we had to identify what we could raise from other sources first.”
By Simon Anderson | Leeds Copywriting | Corporate Copywriter | Case Studies | B2B | Yorkshire | Copywriter Leeds | Harrogate