Growing Places Fund OE Electrics

The LEP’s £1 million Growing Places Fund loan to local employer OE Electrics will enable the manufacturer to double in size eventually as almost 150 extra jobs are created. OE Electrics is a specialist manufacturer of cable management solutions with new contracts in global airport seating and Further Education in the UK.

The LEP’s £1 million Growing Places Fund loan to local employer OE Electrics has enabled a doubling of the manufacturer's capacity. Almost 60 extra jobs have been created with more to follow. OE Electrics is a specialist manufacturer of cable management solutions with new contracts in global airport seating and Further Education in the UK. 

The firm built the facility to a high energy-saving specification complete with LED lighting and solar panels and combined manufacture in a single location to become more efficient.

The company have an apprenticeship programme that has created 4 apprenticeships so far, increasing to 10 by 2025.

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead OE Electrics
District/ Area Wakefield
Business case summary Link here
Funding Growing Places Fund £1 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2016 - 2019
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders O E Electrics
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020