Pike Textile Display becomes 1,000th business to receive REE free review

A 100-YEAR-OLD Fenland firm has become the 1,000th business to receive Resource Efficiency East’s (REE) free review.

Wisbech-based Pike Textile Display was given a business resource review by REE, a specialist provider of free guidance and support on resource efficiency to help small and medium firms save money.

Pike, the UK’s leading pattern book maker, was visited by REE’s resource efficiency advisor Paul Burr.

Jon Allen, Pike’s Managing Director, said: “We have recently amalgamated two facilies into one 50,000sq ft building and have invested heavily in fitting it out.

“Our aim moving forward is to focus on maximising efficiency in everything we do in order to help us repay the investing in our new building in Sandall Road, Wisbech.

“When we heard about REE’s free business review it sounded like an idea way to review our processes and become more efficient.”

REE are fully funded by the East of England Development Agency and European Regional Development Fund. Since early 2009 they have helped identify potential savings of more than �7.25million.

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Antony Gough, programme director at REE, said: “We are delighted that the programme has been so successful that we have been able to work with 1,000 businesses.

“We are hoping to continue the programme after 2011 and are currently in the process of identifying additional funding so that more businesses can benefit from our support.”

Business must employ fewer than 250 staff, have a turnover of less than �50million per annum, be located in the East of England and have no more than 25 per cent of the company owned by a larger organisation.

For more information contact Antony Gough on 01733 294524 or e-mail antonygough@resourceefficiencyeast.org.uk