Case Studies

Grants4Growth - Car body repair business receives a substantial grant for new equipment

Posted by Social Change on 2017-11-27 00:00

What does the business do?

Established in 1920, A.S Whitaker & Sons, is a multi-site group specialising in vehicle bodywork repair across Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.


What was the grant that was received?

The business applied for a grant towards the purchasing of spray facilities, cleaning rooms and quality control rooms. They wanted to diversify the services offered by the car repair business.


What was the process taken for acquiring the grant?

Phil contacted Grants4Growth after seeing a piece in the local press about funding opportunities available to businesses. Phil’s main focus was to expand the number of jobs in the business through purchasing the new equipment.

Phil had anticipated that the process would be a long and complicated process, but he found the grant process to be quick and easy and was provided with a decision on the grant in a very short period of time.


How has the grant received from Grants4Growth helped?

The grant has given A.S Whitaker & Sons the opportunity to grow and expand into other markets, improve efficiency and create further job opportunities and increase the turnover of the business. 


The Grants4Growth programme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and is part of the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub.

Businesses can apply to access the Grants4Growth funding opportunity through their online expression of interest form at

Alternatively, to find out more about the Grants4Growth programme or to enquire about eligibility contact or phone 01775 764813.