The British motorcycle manufacturer Norton has been granted a £625,000 loan as part of a new government-backed trade scheme.

The new Exports Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (ExEFG) has been used for the first time and will be used to help Norton acheive their plans to produce 1,000 bikes per year.

The good news was delivered to the company by Business Secretary Vince Cable last week as he visited their operation at Donnington Park.

With an increase in production comes the need for increased staffing, which means Norton will be creating new jobs as they aim to double their workforce to 60 full time staff.

Norton owner Stuart Garner commented, “The ExEFG scheme has enabled our business to grow rapidly to meet the demands of an ever increasing international customer base and I am thrilled we now have the opportunity to take on more staff to join our team.”

If you’re interested in working for the legendary manufacturer you’d be in great company with ex-superbike racer Chris Walker as Sales Manager, so keep your eyes out for jobs at

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