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Free advice helps local business build for the future

Free advice has helped a long established Derbyshire Dales groundworks business build for the future.

Kniveton-born Kevin Limer started his business, which specialises in concreting and fencing, way back in 1995.

Now K Limer Services has received help from Derbyshire Dales District Council in successfully completing an application for a small grant from the Derbyshire Business Support Grants Scheme.

Kevin used the funding to help buy a mobile crusher for use on site, enabling him to crush builders' debris for reuse as hardcore or on other building projects.

He was helped through the application process by professional business adviser Heather Bradford (pictured above with Kevin), of the District Council's Derbyshire Dales Business Advice service.

Part of the D2N2 LEP Growth Hub, the service - part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the District Council - provides free face to face support for businesses in the Dales wanting to grow.

Said Kevin:
"Heather's advice helped me focus on how to expand my business and offer a new service operating within a radius of my base near Kniveton. While I don't employ people at the moment, I regularly use other local businesses and contractors to work with me on a project.
"Offering a mobile service that can recycle debris onsite makes my company a more cost effective option than having to pay for transporting material away from a site."

Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Garry Purdy said:
"Helping local businesses to grow is a key priority for us, and the free advice from our own service continues our commitment to help small local businesses develop and grow and, in the future, take on employees.”

Free advice has helped a long established Derbyshire Dales groundworks business build for the future.

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