A St Helens company is set to create 15 jobs having secured a funding partnership enabling it to produce decking and fencing made from 50% wood and 50% plastic.

Knotwood Wood Composites Ltd maintains it will turn over more than £2.5m in its first year of trading.

It is now in partnership with Cattles Invoice Finance, which has made working capital available to meet raw material costs allowing the company to concentrate on production rather than financial matters.