AN ENGINEERING company with a base in Pontypool is using funding support from NatWest so it can continue helping frontline medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotamec, which is headquartered in Cheddar and has offices in Exeter, Pontypool and Redditch, is a specialist engineering firm which provides and repairs electrical and mechanical infrastructures and facilities.

These include important heating and pump systems used in hospital theatres and patient wards, which are under increased pressure because of the Covid-19 outbreak.


It works with NHS hospitals throughout the South West and Wales.

The business, which employs 65, also provides services to key food manufacturers across the region, which supply major supermarkets.

Launched in 2000 by managing director Simon Brooks, the business has been supported by NatWest through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Funding Scheme to help Rotamec maintain its important 24/7 on-call service, which hundreds of customers are dependent on.

Simon Brooks said: “The pandemic is forcing lots of businesses to temporarily suspend their operations, but that wasn’t an option for us. Too many key frontline services involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic rely upon our support to ensure the facilities they use are reliant and operational.

“We therefore needed to maintain our engineering workforce. NatWest was great in working quickly to support us and providing the capital we needed, and we’re therefore continuing to help provide important services to frontline organisations like the NHS whose work is so important right now.”

Paul Grantham, senior relationship manager, NatWest said: “Rotamec, like many businesses across the country, is working tirelessly to support others, and that’s why we worked quickly to give it the help and funding it needed. We want businesses to know we are there for them and will do everything we can to support them.”