North Devon-based supplier of sustainable building and decorating products Mike Wye & Associates is building a specialist eco property to showcase innovative sustainable products and building skills following £250,000 funding from Santander Business Banking. Two additional members of staff have been hired in preparation for this project.
Founded in 1994, Mike Wye & Associates has grown to 26 staff near Holsworthy. The business is one of the largest UK suppliers of sustainable building and decorating products. Customers range from homeowners and small contractors to major construction companies and suppliers such as Travis Perkins and Jewson.
The £250,000 funding from Santander Business Banking will enable Mike Wye & Associates to fund exemplar sustainable projects with the opportunity to showcase innovative specialist products such as recycled foam glass aggregate insulation, cork and wood fibre board and clay paints.
As a sign of its increasing reputation the company has recently won prestigious awards such as ‘Best Builders' Merchant for Self Builders’ at the Build It Awards, and ‘Best Rural Manufacturing Business’ at the Rural Business Awards.
Gill Tesh, Director at Mike Wye & Associates, said: “We are delighted with the support from Santander which will allow us to further expand our presence in the market for sustainable building products and solutions and provide extra employment opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated staff.”
Murray Smith, Relationship Director, Santander Business Banking, said: “Mike Wye & Associates has been at the forefront of sustainable building and decorating for nearly 25 years, before being eco-friendly was mainstream. We are confident the new property will showcase their skill and expertise and look forward to working with this innovative business closely throughout the next stage of its journey.”
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