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Expert business support helps Tonypandy joinery target growth.

Mountain View Joinery is reaping the benefits of receiving expert one-to-one business support through the Welsh Assembly Government Regional Centre Service. The Regional Centre Service is a free business advisory service for existing businesses in Wales, partly funded by the European Union. The Tonypandy-based business has worked with the Regional Centre Service since May 2010 and the support received has enabled the company to push along its growth plans.

Mountain View Joinery was set up in 2006 by directors Marcus Lloyd and Michael Davies who share more than 20 years of experience. The firm produces excellent quality joinery in both soft and hard woods and specialises in the design, supply and installation of bespoke staircases and traditional box sash windows. The company believes in traditional values and it takes an enormous amount of pride in its work which involves high levels of craftsmanship.

Mountain View Joinery initially approached the South East Wales Regional Centre Service in May 2010 looking for help maximising the efficiency of its administration.

Julian Rowe, business support manager at the Regional Centre Service, carried out a full review of the company's management, financial control systems and processes, and business operations in order to identify key areas of weakness. An action plan was devised aimed at rectifying any problem areas, and improving the company's operating, financial, and marketing performance. Support was also provided with implementation and monitoring.

Now on a firmer operational footing, the company has plans to develop a strategic plan with Julian Rowe, focusing on the long-term development of the business.

Mountain View Joinery director Marcus Lloyd said: "The support provided by the Regional Centre Service has helped us to streamline our business operations so that we can concentrate on our products and service. Julian was able to look at the business from an unbiased viewpoint and has really helped us to focus on key areas to be improved. We now have a really solid base from which to grow the company."

Contact Mountain View Joinery on 01443 441638 or visit the website at Contact the Regional Centre Service on 03000 6 03000 or visit


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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Feb 26, 2011
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