A Wimblington-based fertiliser company is set to expand its production after a bumper £46,500 funding boost.
Law Fertilisers Ltd is looking forward to increasing its on-site manufacturing capability after receiving the grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, run by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The company, based in Eastwood End, is the last remaining British manufacturer of fertilisers in the UK.
It supplies farmers with a range of liquid and granular fertiliser and crop protection products, but has previously had to outsource chemical manufacturing processes to companies all over the world.
Now, thanks to the grant, it intends to produce all ranges of liquid and solid fertilisers from one site for both the UK and Europe markets.
The project will not only make significant reductions to costs and lead-times, but it will also enable Law Fertilisers to rapidly boost on-site production by manufacturing its own raw materials, which are increasingly difficult to procure. With its main competition based in France, the funding will also allow the firm to compete overseas and become the UK market leader.
Managing Director, Mark Law, who founded Law Fertilisers over 30 years ago, said: “The award of the grant is a great honour. We will also be able to manufacture raw materials from UK sources, protecting the future of the company, ensuring our farmers can depend on us for many years to come.”
Mark Reeve, chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP and the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative Programme Board, said: “The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative was created to support innovation and growth within the Agri-Tech sector, which is exactly what this grant will do for Law Fertilisers Ltd. By supporting their expansion and manufacturing plans in the form of a grant, we can secure a key raw material for our local area and agricultural industry and drive forward growth at their Fenland site.”