This week we caught up with product and mechanical component designer Hamed and his wife Mehri from RYRO Design based in Unit A11(2) on Kenyon Court.
Hamed Faridfar has come full circle as he started his career on the industrial estate back in 2003 when he worked for a small design company developing sensors for automation and safety. Five years later, the company moved off the industrial estate and, in 2019, Hamed left the business to start up on his own.
The start of the pandemic caused a significant delay to Hamed’s plans due to severe delays in the supply chain and increased transportation costs but he has now moved in to his very first unit on Moss Industrial Estate.
Hamed has developed two lines of business at RYRO Design, one provides mechanical design consultancy services, 3D modelling, 2D Drawing, Prototyping, engineering parts sourcing and jigs and fixtures for the manufacturing industry. In the other, Hamed is developing his own range of products for the commercial catering industry.
RYRO Design occupies a 1,000 sq. ft unit at Moss Industrial Estate with an office and reception area as well as a small warehouse space which is used for storage and workshop.
Hamed said: “It’s great to be back here on the industrial estate, particularly after the significant delay caused by Covid. I wanted to come back here because it’s a great environment to work in with attractive open spaces and fantastic accessibility and on-site security.
“It has been tough starting a new business during a global pandemic but it has also forced me to develop the business in a more robust way and identify sectors and industries where I can see long term security as well as great potential for growth.
“Now that I am settled in and have got both sides of the business up and running, I have plans to expand and grow the business. My wife, Mehri, is also coming to join the business and will help me to expand.
“The team at Moss Industrial Estate have been very helpful and supportive and I am finally looking forward to an exciting future for RYRO Design.”
Neill Wood, managing director of Moss Industrial Estate, said: “We’re really pleased to have Hamed back on site and proud to be able to support him with his new venture at RYRO Design.
“It’s really important for any new business to start with strong foundations from which to grow and we have a long history of supporting local business to do just that. We wish Hamed, Mehri and RYRO Design the best of luck in their new home.” ... See MoreSee Less
It was fantastic to see Tumbles Academy of Gymnastics back up and running again this week!
The brand new Olympic-standard gymnastics facility, which first opened just a month before lockdown last year, has reopened.
Tumbles, which offers fun classes and squad coaching, occupies a 5,000 sq. ft unit which has been fitted out with Olympic standard gymnastics equipment and flooring as well as a preschool gymnasium, café and party area.
Owners Gemma Scott, a former Scottish National Coach, and Donna Maclean, a former World and European Champion, have always had ambitious plans to expand the Academy and take on their very own premises.
In February 2020, after 3 ½ years based at a school in Newton-le-Willows, they opened their own premises at Moss Industrial Estate just before Covid arrived, forcing them to shut down.
During lockdown, classes moved online six days a week while the newly renovated facility stood empty but Gemma and Donna are really excited to be back and picking the Academy up where they left off last year and they have lots of exciting plans ahead.
Gemma said: “We are really excited to finally launch the Academy from our very own building, which is fitted out to a very high spec. Our viewing area and café never quite opened last year but we have made a few Covid adjustments and have installed a live feed so that parents can watch their children in class without having to leave their seats.
“Our new unit is perfect for us as it gives us the space to grow the Academy and invest in and store our equipment. Plus, it’s really accessible for the local community. We can now focus on building the Academy and doing what we do best, inspiring people through gymnastics."
Gemma and Donna are supported by a team of ten coaches, including World Tumbling Champion, Rachael Letsche, who run a wide range of classes at the Academy, for all ages and abilities.
They also offer specialist classes, such as Ninja Gymnastics and Gymfusion. They have also started offering specific disability sessions and are making some adaptations to the centre to make it more disability friendly. ... See MoreSee Less
It was great to welcome 6x National Youth Boxing Champion Olivia Holmes to Moss Industrial Estate recently.
We have sponsored Olivia for almost two years and will continue to support so that she can continue to train at Rotunda ABC in Liverpool every single day and purchase the specialist food and equipment she needs.
Olivia is currently training for two assessments for the GB squad and will be competing in the ABA National Elite Championships later this year.
We wish Olivia every success and we’ll be cheering her on from Moss Industrial Estate. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your continued support always grateful🙌🏼