A Gloucestershire-based wildlife product designer and manufacturer is expanding internationally and across the UK, with a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK.
Wildlife World has utilised a seven-figure funding package to significantly increase its volume of exports to Europe by 50 to 100 per cent over the next 12 months.
The business, located in Chavenage on the outskirts of Gloucestershire, has fulfilment centres across the US and Europe and sells to businesses across both continents, in addition to a large market in the UK.
As a result of this HSBC UK supported expansion, Wildlife World is anticipating the creation of 3 new jobs across the business and a 20 per cent increase in turnover over the next 12 months.
Norman Sellers, CEO of Wildlife World, said: “It’s been great to begin our international expansion plans here at Wildlife World. Conservation is at the very heart of what we do, and this business growth means we have the opportunity to support even more wildlife across the UK and Europe with our range of sustainable products.
HSBC UK have been very supportive throughout the process, and our Relationship Manager Wayne Edwards, has been instrumental with the implementation of these growth plans.”
David Butler, Area Director for Business Banking in the Southwest at HSBC UK, added: “It’s been a pleasure to support Wildlife World’s expansion. From planting native hedgerows to using recyclable cardboard for packaging, Norman and the team have a clear passion for conservation and sustainability. They have demonstrated a commitment to this cause, and a drive to design innovative products. We look forward to supporting their journey.”
Wildlife World was founded in 2004 with sustainability at its core, by helping to conserve species and their habitats with natural products designed to protect, feed, and water wildlife.
The award-winning product range of the business includes the Plastic Free gardening range and Cotswold Granaries wildlife food. Other widely sold items include bird nest boxes, feeders, bee hotels, hedgehog houses and bat boxes.
Wildlife World works closely with a range of European conversation organisations including the RSPB, National Trust, Bat Conservation Trust and Buglife.