GRT Countryside Care Ltd (GRT), an Exmoor-based environmental and ecological projects contractor, has acquired larger premises and significantly increased its capacity, after securing a £400,000 financial package from the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC).
GRT Countryside Care Ltd has invested in a new 10-acre site at Luxborough, near Minehead after receiving the six-figure support from the AMC.
The expansion gives the business nearly a ten-fold uplift in space and will enable it to more effectively store, modify and build bespoke machinery that is used in specialist sustainability projects.
Geoff Tucker, Director at GRT Countryside Care said: “The funding support we’ve received from AMC has been transformative for our business. It’s enabled us to expand and take on much-needed workshop and storage space that will enable us to more effectively work on large-scale machinery, which in turn, plays a crucial role in helping to restore peatlands as part of the UK’s green recovery.
“The funding application process was streamlined, transparent and the AMC team couldn’t have been more helpful throughout.”
The deal with AMC was completed with support from local AMC Agent, Peter Skinner in Exeter.
Lee Baker, National Sales Director, AMC added: “GRT plays a fundamental role in the restoration of peatlands in the South West. The machinery they adapt and build supports sustainability and the hydrological function of the peatlands by improving the quality and quantity of water leaving the moors.
“It also helps to ease water flow which can help to reduce the risk of flooding downstream, as well as helping to restore important local ecosystems for wildlife to flourish – so its contribution to the green agenda is significant.
“We are proud to support the growth ambitions of firms like GRT. We are working with agricultural and land-based businesses right across the country, providing long-term lending to help implement more sustainable business models and operations and to pursue clean growth opportunities.”