07 February 2018
Tiger Trailers, a trailer manufacturer and commercial vehicle bodybuilder, has become a partner of the Northern Powerhouse; an initiative working to boost the local economy through skills, innovation, transport and culture investment.
The invitation for Tiger Trailers to join followed a meeting between local MP Antoinette Sandbach and the Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry, where they discussed the firm’s plans for growth, apprenticeships and graduate training. The firm has also just commenced work on its new £22m factory, occupying 20 acres and will result in 270 additional jobs. Production will begin to transfer to the new site later this year with full operation by 2019, including the dedicated in-house training facility that will allow Tiger Trailers to potentially double the number of apprenticeships they can offer.
John Cartwright, Joint Managing Director of Tiger Trailers, says: “Tiger has become a great success story for British manufacturing and we’re thrilled to be joining the Northern Powerhouse. In just four years we’ve manufactured more than 4,000 trailers and bodies, developed a fantastic customer base and become one of the fastest growing businesses in our sector. From day one we have set out to employ the best people we can, whilst also developing our own apprenticeship programme to nurture young talent. And it’s by having such a skilled team that we’ve been able to build products which are delivering real efficiency savings for the industry. We support everything the Northern Powerhouse stands for, and we are incredibly proud to be growing our business here in Cheshire.”
Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry says: “As a rapidly growing, innovative manufacturer supporting hundreds of jobs in the local economy and providing new opportunities for apprentices and young people at the beginning of their careers, Tiger Trailers embodies the dynamism and ingenuity of the Northern Powerhouse. I am delighted to welcome them as a new Northern Powerhouse Partner and I’m looking forward to working with Tiger Trailers on supporting their contribution to the economically resurgent North.”