A home delivery firm is to create 80 new jobs after taking over a large warehouse at Castle Donington.
Breezemount, which provides home delivery warehousing, storage and distribution services across the UK and Ireland for a range of businesses, has signed a lease on a 37,000 sq ft building at the Willow Farm Business Park.
The firm has depots across the country and the new Castle Donington base will service its Midlands operations.
According to Breezemount’s managing director, Aaron Shields, the building will initially create around 80 jobs, which suggests more staff could be added in the future.
Mr Shields said: “We’re delighted to have secured a modern distribution warehousing facility at Willow Farm, with time very much of the essence it was great to get the deal done, despite the challenging timeline.
“Our new operation will initially bring around 80 new jobs to the Castle Donington area and thanks to the great transport links we’re looking forward to supporting further growth and expansion of our logistics and home delivery services across the Midlands from our Willow Farm site.”
Breezemount was founded in Belfast in the mid-1990s and began life as a two-man home delivery provider with a fleet of just four vehicles.
Willow Farm Business Park was attractive to Breezemount because of its transport links
Over the years, the firm has grown thanks to contracts with big-name furniture and e-commerce retailers.
Today, the company operates a fleet of more than 250 vehicles, which complete more than a million home deliveries every year.
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The deal for the Castle Donington building was brokered by Derby’s FHP Property Consultants.
Tim Gilbertson, from FHP, said: “This deal combined with three further north up the motorway means that I have moved about 160,000 sq ft of space over the last couple of months in terms of high calibre warehouse or production facilities on the M1.
“Demand is still out there for this trend to continue but sadly space is not and with a number of unsatisfied requirements regularly ringing me I would love to have the ability to offer any new space to the market.”
Source: Derby Telegraph