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CB Refrigeration set to expand operations thanks to new funding

CB Refrigeration has been in business for over 50 years and in 2016 relocated their main office to Caerphilly. Since then, owner Andrew Hall has seen the business grow from strength to strength with turnover now more than £4.3 million and increasing by 25% this year alone. They specialise, throughout the UK, in supplying, maintaining and fitting refrigeration and air conditioning for Retail, Hospitality and Distributor sectors, with some of the major blue-chip companies in hospitality among their clients.

Despite the aftereffects of the pandemic, 2022 saw an expansion of the company with a further 18 new staff being taken on in various roles throughout, bringing its total workforce to 35, with a further 10 subcontractors to assist servicing their expanding client base. The growth of the business continues as January 2023 saw them take possession of the adjoining unit at Ayjay House to extend their stores facility. Since 2022, the company has invested over £400,000 to achieve the growth and be able to supply a premier service that its clients have come to expect.

To succeed in their planned expansion, CB Refrigeration approached Caerphilly Council’s Business Enterprise Renewal Team for help in applying for grant funding to refit their offices to accommodate their new staff, build a new reception area and purchase the new IT equipment needed to allow the business to grow.

CB Refrigeration received £11,877.75 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. This grant was dedicated towards CB Refrigeration through Caerphilly County Borough Council’s intervention of UKSPF funds.

Councillor Jamie Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Prosperity, Regeneration & Climate Change, recently visited the premises to find out more about their success story and find out how the Council had supported them.

He commented “CB Refrigeration are a business that wants to extend current operations within their existing building to enable their base to remain in Caerphilly and to continue to grow organically. We’ve supported the company with an IT and office refit to help them along the way”.

CEO Andrew Hall also said “We have seen a dramatic growth in our business in the last few years so the help and support from Caerphilly’s Business Team was very much welcomed. The whole process of applying for the grant was made very easy by the Team, who have been there to advise and support us all the way.”