Council helps Hariley Solutions source funding for IT investment project

A start-up recruitment agency has secured £10,000 through the Business Growth Programme thanks to support from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Enterprise Telford team.

Council helps Hariley Solutions source funding for IT investment project

Telford-based Hariley Solutions Ltd have used the additional cash injection to support a series of Capital expenditure IT investments for the business, including new laptops and desks.

The £10,000 was the maximum amount that Hariley could apply for through the Business Growth Programme (BGP) and has provided a much-needed financial boost to support the company’s new IT infrastructure which has cost £18,000 in total.

BGP is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supports small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow.  

The council’s Enterprise Telford team guided Hariley through the application process which helped them to successfully secure the funding.

Enterprise Telford is a team of specialist business support officers with knowledge and expertise to champion local businesses – offering free support for businesses whatever stage of their journey they are on.

Hariley Solutions Ltd was founded by directors Ryan Wheeler, Stuart Mackintosh and Jay Plant, who bring extensive experience in recruitment, to help firms in the industrial and transport sectors find the best staff. 

The agency offers a range of temporary and permanent recruitment services across different industries.

Hariley has also received £100,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) to further its expansion following a successful application managed by BCRS Business Loans. 

The funding will also be used to invest in staffing, with two new jobs created and a further six jobs protected.  

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street, said: “We are really pleased that Hariley have successfully secured the Business Growth Programme funding which is helping to develop the business and upgrade its IT and office facilities.

“This funding is important for businesses as they strive to grow and prosper during challenging times. 

“We are pleased that our Enterprise Telford team’s knowledge and connections has helped to equip Hariley Solutions for the future and take the business to the next level.”

Ryan Wheeler, Director at Hariley Solutions, said: “We were delighted to receive the Business Growth Programme funding which is invaluable for businesses like ourselves.

“The Enterprise Telford team were really helpful from start to finish, helping us with all the paperwork and guiding us through the application to make sure our bid was successful.

“Applying for funding isn’t easy but the team made the whole process as seamless as possible and we are very grateful for their support which has enabled us to upgrade our IT equipment and transform our office space.”

You can find out more about Enterprise Telford here.

Photo: Director Ryan Wheeler (back row, second left) with the Hariley Solutions team.