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Future Focus Success Story: Grinding Solutions

Future Focus Success Story: Grinding Solutions

Set up in 2002, Grinding Solutions is an innovative consultancy company specialising in mineral liberation and separation.

Working with clients from across the world covering metalliferous, coal and industrial mineral industries, Grinding Solutions solves problems for the mining industry.  Services range from metallurgical and mineral processing testing to onsite support and troubleshooting to product development and market evaluations.   

Based in Tresillian near Truro, the company has grown rapidly and now employers 17 full time and 2 part time staff. 

The company has received support from Cornwall College for a number of years, initially benefiting from the Unlocking Cornish Potential project to take on their first employee.  When they decided that another round of recruitment was required in 2017 the company got back in touch with the, now re-branded, Unlocking Potential team to see if any support was available.  Through the Future Focus project, the company was supported with the recruitment of five additional staff. This involved support with the recruitment process itself, as well as a salary subsidy, which as Felicity, the company’s Director explained really helps to ‘make the decision on whether or not to recruit’.

 

Felicity Wilshaw from Grinding Solutions - Photography by Toby Weller

Felicity Wilshaw from Grinding Solutions – Photography by Toby Weller

  Alongside this, the team benefited from mentoring, coaching and training, with the Agile Training in particular influencing how they are now running the business.   

Without support from Future Focus, the business may not have taken on all five staff as quickly and grown so fast.  More broadly the support has given them the confidence to move more quickly and grow faster.  The support has been really useful to the business and in Felicity’s words:

 

The team have been extremely helpful, very flexible and they made our employees feel very cared for. They are fantastic, I couldn’t fault them, really great to work with and very positive.

A Future Focus panel discussion including Felicity Wilshaw from Grinding Solutions – Photography by Toby Weller

 Find out more about the support we offer businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by contacting our client services team on 0845 300 3660 or email hello@unlocking-potential.co.uk

This Future Focus Impact story has been written in conjunction with Business Cornwall.

 

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Date
11/09/2019
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