There are always ways for a business owner to look at new opportunities to expand and reduce financial costs. In fact, there is also a shift in the public mood for more companies to support friendly, sustainable forms of renewable energy sources. For example, biomass boilers have become an increasingly popular choice for some businesses.
Rochdale Online reports that a Rochdale textile company based on Duke Street Mill is preparing to expand. JH Cunliffe opened its doors in 1878 and focuses specifically on narrow width weaving – one of two companies to do so in the UK – and produces curtain tape.
The business has invested £400,000 into the refurbishment of the mill, with it aiming to save money by installing a biomass boiler, LED lighting and solar panels.
Josh Dawson, managing director for JH Cunliffe, commented: “While we use traditional weaving and sewing methods, there’s a lot of IT work involved, and our operatives often accompany us on buying trips to places like Dubai and Germany because they know the machines far better than us.”
Of course, JH Cunliffe’s decision to make those investments into renewable energy does mean that the company can continue to improve for its employees. Mr Dawson has said that there will be a “promotion ladder” that will allow people to progress in the company.
Cllr John Blundell, the Labour cabinet member for regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, welcomed JH Cunliffe’s expansion and said that the creation of 20 new jobs for local people is “fantastic news”.
It will no doubt make more businesses consider the importance of making the switch to eco-friendly options of power, which could prove to be a beneficial investment for the long te