Comrie Automatics has received a £9,000 grant from the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, part of a £30,000 investment in new technology.
The Coventry-based gaming machine supplier will use the funds to purchase computers and iPads for its engineers, as well as installing new LeisureEase software.
“This will give us an advantage over other independents and enable us to compete with national companies because it will mean we can pitch for bigger contracts so this is a long-term financial decision,” director Mark Greig told regional business journal Bdaily.
“We have five engineers who are always on the road so buying a laptop and iPads means they can check their work logs while they are away from the office so they can check if they need to visit other customers while they are in a particular area, and it also reduces our administration.”
The firm, established in 1963 by Harry Greig, supplies gaming machines to venues across Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall, Leicester and Northampton, and was awarded the grant after applying through Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub.
“Comrie Automatics is a great example of a specialised business that is determined to plan for the long-term and invest in its future,” said CWLEP Growth Hub account manager Justine Chadwick.