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Upholstery company grows in space and opportunity thanks to a grant from the Dorset Growth Hub

Sonnaz Ltd manufacturers, restores and designs upholstery and soft furnishings for the marine, residential and commercial markets. You might also recognise Sonnaz from the BBC’s programme “The Repair Shop” where she is a proud member of the restoration team.

Sonnaz approached Dorset Growth Hub when they were planning a transition from recovering and restoring furniture to making bespoke items and developing their own furniture range.

In December 2019 the team moved to a larger unit and applied for a Growth Grant to maximise the space they had, by installing a mezzanine floor along with additional specialist equipment for them to work more efficiently.

The project is now complete – watch the video below to hear more about how Sonnaz found the grant process and how it has helped her business grow.

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WSX Enterprise Ltd is a business support organisation across the South of England.  One such project is Dorset Growth Hub, a business support organisation for Dorset’s most ambitious businesses. DGH have a team of Business Growth Consultants improving businesses through events, tailored 1-2-1 consultations and grants.

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