Helston firm Frugi gains funding to upgrade IT system
4:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
Helston-based organic childrenswear company Frugi has landed £15,000 of European funding to help towards a major upgrade of the firm's IT infrastructure.
The funding, from the Convergence European Regional Development Fund, is part of the Cornwall Development Company's 'Business Investment for Growth' (BIG) scheme.
The purpose of the scheme is to improve the competitive advantage of high growth Cornish Small & Medium Enterprises (SME's), leading to 400 skilled jobs being created. It is aimed at high value add businesses with a strong track record of performance, operating in national/international growth markets with innovative and competitive products and services.
Brent Treloar, from the Cornwall Development Company, remarked, “Frugi are a prime example of a fantastic and dynamic Cornish company doing great things, both here and abroad. It's great for Cornwall that they have received this grant.”
Kurt Jewson, from Frugi, commented “It's a good feeling to know that our growth strategy is being supported in this way.
“We are now able to really upscale our systems to allow for increased remote working and greater flexibility to our employees, creating a further five more positions within the company over the next 12 months.
“The application criteria were, necessarily, stringent and a great deal of praise goes to our lovely financial guru, Tracy, who oversaw the process.
”Frugi have been pioneers in the development of ethically manufactured, organic clothing since 2004. They sell their range of organic cotton clothing into over 500 retailers across 53 countries and via their website www.welovefrugi.com and their shop in Helston.