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Model train business targeting growth

Model train business targeting growth

A supplier of model live steam locomotives is targeting record growth after receiving support from Business Doncaster, a partner of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project.

Roundhouse Engineering was founded in 1982 by Roger Loxley and is based at Churchill Business Park in Doncaster. It employs 20 staff.

The company supplies trains for use on G scale, SM32 and SM45 railway layouts, with its products featured on Channel 4's Biggest Little Railway in January 2018.

Harri Harrison, general manager at Roundhouse Engineering, said: "I'm delighted to say that the business is performing really strongly having seen an increase in turnover in 2018, demonstrating just how in demand our locomotives are!

"We have already made great use of the support and offerings made available from Business Doncaster.

"I recently attended a GDPR Masterclass that has proven invaluable in helping us to update our privacy policy and ensure compliance while continuing to take orders from across the UK and Europe."

Sharon Finch, key account manager at Business Doncaster, added: "It's great to see the progress Roundhouse Engineering has made to date and it was a pleasure to host them at our business Masterclasses. We also supported with the understanding and implementation of a social media strategy, health and safety processes, and HR regulations, all of which contribute to a successful, growing business."

The Enhancement Project is aimed at supporting growth businesses and is financed by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.