After working in the industrial hose sector for 16 years, Dave Morgan wanted to set up his own venture. With a high level of technical knowledge, and good contacts in the industry, he launched Powerhose Technical in Abertillery in South Wales.
Business is growing steadily, and he is hoping to take on staff and invest in machinery to increase output. He also plans to launch apprenticeships to pass on skills to local people.
The business is seeking the important ISO 9001 benchmark and its reputation is growing, with clients around the UK in pharmaceuticals, the semiconductor sector, food and other industrial uses.
"Our products are designed and built to the highest technical standards. They have to fulfil demanding specifications so we use only the highest quality materials and methods of quality testing."Dave Morgan
How we did it.
UKSE works closely with local authorities through our Community Support Scheme, Kickstart, to support new enterprises which we believe will create lasting jobs and enhance local skills.
We provide funds to the authority, in this case Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, who identify suitable new businesses and provide grant funding to get new ventures on their feet.
Powerhose received a Kickstart grant of £1000 which was used to buy a computer and office equipment the company needed to get up and running.
A new, technical and industrial business established
Powerhose is aiming to create jobs as business increases
Skills and expertise
The company is planning to create apprenticeships to pass on knowledge