Multi-disciplined engineering company, WHP Engineering, has secured a GBP2 million facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to support growth, following a surge in demand as a result of the pandemic.
Gateshead-based WHP is a specialist in the supply of design and build services for cleanrooms, clean manufacturing solutions and complex process systems. Working across healthcare, life sciences and personal care cosmetics, the business has seen significant growth since it was supported by transformational private equity investor Enact in 2016.
Recent contracts include the Oxford Biomedica facility, completed in 2019, which has since been used to produce the first Covid-19 vaccination, and a research and manufacturing facility for Touchlight, a biotechnology company pioneering enzymatic DNA production.
The business, which continues to diversify its offering, has also worked with global beauty brands Tropic and Coty.