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Case Study: Tulway Engineering Ltd

Founded in 1998, privately owned, Tulway Engineering Ltd has established itself as a leading multidisciplined supplier of high specification mechanical, pipework and steelwork services to UK industry.

Tulway has since expanded to incorporate Tulway Energy Ltd (inc. 2020) and Tulway Fabrications Ltd (inc. 2021). The business offers turnkey solutions – including design, project management, installation, and on-site labour. They offer these specialised services to clients within sectors including chemical, food and drink, oil and gas, offshore and renewable energy. They operate out of two locations based in the U.K. Their head office is in Knowsley, with a further 30,000 sq.ft fabrication facility operating in Middlesbrough, Teesside.

Growth Platform has recently helped support a bid for the New Markets 2 ERDF Programme which provided the company with PR and Marketing support over a six-month period. Moore Media based in Liverpool managed the announcement of a new acquisition, a branding review, new website, market analysis, and a media support package.

Jennifer Tully, Senior HR Manager at Tulway, said: “We wanted to inform organisations about the quality and variety of services offered by Tulway with the aim of growing the company significantly. Generally, for large projects within the aforementioned sectors, you need a significant profile to be given the opportunity to be part of the tender process. If they are not aware of the company name, you are not given the chance to quote for these large projects. Moore Media have assisted with promoting the company name and profile across the Liverpool City Region, and the rest of the UK. The project is still ongoing, but so far we have been able to define a strategy and long term vision for the organisation, reach new and past clients, and promote the people at the heart of the organisation.

Jennifer continued: “Growth Platform’s Commercial Broker, Lisa Ashby-Dowling, was a huge support, and her timely communication and assistance meant that we could access the support we required at the perfect time. The New Markets 2 ERDF grant contribution has led to an increase in work, and as a result have increased our headcount by around 20%, with the company still actively looking to recruit further. Our consistent online presence has reinforced the reliable reputation of the company that is recognised locally, and we have had various requests for quotations from new clients.”

Tulway is now progressing with the next phase of its investment strategy due to new projects, which will include a new structural steel workshop in the Northeast.

The Liverpool City Region New Markets 2 Programme is receiving up to £14,618,107 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department of Levelling up Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

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