It has also worked with the management team to access a host of pandemic support, which has been invaluable as the Coventry-based engineering specialist has been busy supplying more than 120 miles of medical gas copper pipes over the previous months.
This involved switching the majority of its production to cater for unprecedented demand from the NHS and healthcare providers for its copper tubes that are the preferred natural, 100% recyclable, safe means of carrying medical gasses from the plant room to the patient’s bed.
In the UK alone, the firm supplied enough product – laid end to end – to equal that of phase 1 of HS2, whilst also supporting the response of 30 countries across the world.
It has been a whirlwind period for the fourth generation-owned business, which has seen export levels grow from zero to over £13.5m in just over a decade, with Haines Watts helping to manage growth, a family shareholding agreement and provide day-to-day support throughout the pandemic.
“We have worked hard to understand what makes Lawton Tubes different, putting in place a specialist advice package that has underpinned its growth,” explained Terri Halstead, Tax Partner at Haines Watts.