Project Details

Innovation at Chapman Machinery

James Chapman’s firm has expanded from being a one-man band when he launched it in 2010 to one that now employs about 10 people.
It makes and sells agricultural, equestrian and horticultural kit, primarily specialising in items that tow behind ATVs, UTVs or 4x4s – everything from mowers and mounted feeders to bale transporter and weed wipers.
Based near Bude in Cornwall, the firm has ambitious plans and has been helped by an ACP Innovation Grant to buy a new press brake machine allowing it to develop prototypes on-site more quickly and easily.
The piece of equipment cost the best part of £100,000, but about half of that came from ACP – and its arrival will speed the company’s R&D capabilities, helping drive business growth and long-term success.

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