Mersey manufacturer announces strongest year of trading


waveruler-4Merseyside-based manufacturer and contractor MPE Interiors is reporting its strongest year of trading since founding in 2001, after seeing turnover surge from £1.5m to £2.5m.

MPE was founded by co directors Cliff Grainger and John Whetnall, who both formerly worked for Cammell Laird. It offers a range of refurbishment services including the manufacturing, supply, installation, repair and maintenance of interiors.

Mr Grainger said growth has been driven by demand across its core sectors of maritime as well as commercial and residential property.  Employment at the firm also reached a peak of 50 workers, including sub-contractors, while the core workforce has stabilised at 35 which includes an apprentice and four former apprentices who have become fully qualified tradesmen at the company.

“Our marine division has had its most successful year and we are keen to build on this,” he said. “We want to expand the business and win more work in both the military and commercial marine market in the North West and across the UK and Europe. We are especially keen to promote the calibre of our bespoke furniture manufacturer and installation services to the superyacht market.” 

“The last 12 months has seen us continue to work closely with Cammell Laird and other key commercial marine clients including ferry operators.”

Mr Grainger said MPE’s on-land services for the commercial and residential property markets had also continued to perform robustly.