Project Description

Thanks to support from the Economic Development team, Lowestoft company Belle Coachworks Group was able to take on four new apprentices.

Founded in 1952 under the family business name of BR Shreeve & Sons, Belle Coachworks became a company in its own right in 2000 headed up by Daniel Shreeve. Daniel contacted East Suffolk Council’s Economic Development Team in 2015 to discuss future proofing his business with a vision to expand the premises and take on new contracts. Following this initial meeting, Economic Development Officer Cheryl Willis brokered discussions with Lowestoft College (now East Coast College) to explore possible training solutions.

The company also worked closely with Lowestoft College to design a bespoke training solution resulting in them employing four new apprentices in September 2016, with further apprentices planned for the near future. These apprentices are studying a blend of mechanical and electrical engineering craft skills.