Case Studies

The case studies below are a good way to learn more about some of the fabulous businesses in our area.

View our Building Stronger Communities video to hear directly from some of the businesses the Cheshire West and Chester Council Business Growth Team has supported.

If you are a Cheshire West business that would like to have a case study done please contact us,





Encirc, based at Ash Road, Chester, is a state-of-the-art glass manufacturer.

Learn more about Encirc about the benefits of locating your business within the Cheshire Science Corridor.

EA Technology

EA Technology, based in Chester, is at the forefront of innovation in power technologies, investing in research and development of new techniques and processes.


Technoprint, based in Winsford, are the UK’s Largest Independent Supplier of Information Leaflets for the Pharmaceutical Industry.

When you buy some paracetamol or are prescribed any medicine, you know that small folded leaflet in the box describing how to take the medicine and the possible side effects? Technoprint print those - learn more about this business.


Forresters, based in Frodsham, primarily produce roasted, steamed or marinated cooked chicken portions; cooking 60 tonnes of chicken daily, which is sourced from British Red Tractor suppliers. They also have a busy repacking department specialising in slicing and packing product sourced from third party countries (such as Poland/Thailand).

Learn more about this family run business and their plans for the future.


GroupCytek, based in Winsford, is a professional engineering practice, founded in 1993, providing independent automation, engineering and project management working in the process manufacturing and infrastructure industries.

Learn more about the company and the skills and roles that they will need in the future.

Visit the GroupCytek website to find out more about the business.

Moments Candles Co.

Moments Candles Co., based in Chester, was founded in 2016 by Helen McCue in her tiny kitchen, inspired by her love for candles and home fragrance products.

The business has grown quickly and now has business premises in Chester and is launching franchise opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.  Learn more about Helen and her business journey.

Vist the Moments Candles Co. website.



Earthborn Paints

Earthborn, based in Frodsham, provide stylish, high performance paints that are safer to use and sound for the environment.

Up until now, it has been relying on shops to sells its unique product.  However, with the rise of internet shopping and the power this gives businesses to sell online directly to customers, Earthborn feels it is time to change its outlook.  Cheshire West and Chester Council's Business Growth Team has supported the business to take this next step in development.


Tiger Trailers

Tiger Trailers, based on the Winsford Industrial Estate, manufacture trailer and commercial vehicle body products.

In 2019 Tiger Trailers moved into its new £22 million manufacturing facility.  The bespoke production plant and office complex is laid out over a 20-acre site comprising 168,000 sq.ft of state-of-the-art chassis fabrication, body assembly, paint and final finish facilities. Offices include a 3D Engineering Suite, a specialist training facility and a full height showroom –unique among UK trailer manufacturers. Design and construction of the new facility, which incorporates a host of energy-efficient systems, was completed in just 12-months.

Learn more about Tiger Trailers and their apprenticeship offer.



Urban Tricycles

Urban Tricycles, based in Chester, supply custom made Tricycles, Carts and Branded Bicycles.

The business has been steadily growing over a number of years.  During 2019 the Cheshire West and Chester Council’s business growth team have been supporting the business to help it fulfil its ongoing ambitions.

Learn more about Urban Tricycles, their business and growth aspirations.

Lisden Technology

Lisden Technology, based in Chester, is an experienced software development company offering custom software/product development and wrap-around services, working with local, national and international clients delivering on projects across a range of sectors.

Lisden plans to grow by becoming a manufacturer of electronic devices, in addition to advising others.  The plan is to set up a factory where their technological expertise can be used to make their own products, and they have very ambitious plans for the future.

Learn more about Lisden and their plans for the future.


Barlows, based in Malpas, provide a complete range of property maintenance solutions across the UK. Appliance Repairs & Installation. Data & Telephone. Domestic and Commercial Heating. Electrical. Electrical testing & compliance. Fire & Security. Plumbing. Property Maintenance & Services.

Learn more about Barlows and their apprenticeship offer.

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