Manufacturers move to new offices at rural business park
A FOOD producer and camping equipment manufacturer are the latest firms to move into a North Yorkshire business park.
The Brecks Company, which makes breakfast cereal inclusions, and Hydrotherm, which makes portable water heaters, have moved into offices at Escrick Business Park in York.
Brecks has taken a one-year lease on a 1,660 sq ft two-storey office. The food manufacturer, which employs 100 people at a factory on Breighton Airfield in Selby, produces bar and breakfast cereal inclusions and supplies its products to large global businesses. It also produces meat-free solutions for household name retailers. Kirsty Corcoran, from The Brecks Company, said: “Our business started 25 years ago with just 12 people supplying extruded cereals and textured proteins to manufacturers.” She added: “Our business is rapidly expanding, and we were keen to find new office space to house our branded team.”
Meanwhile, Hydrotherm has taken an initial six-month lease on a 1,360 sq ft two-storey office to house its sales and research and development teams. The companies join 20 other businesses which are already located there employing over 160 people.
Phil Hill, pictured, of developer S Harrison, said: “The business park’s rural setting has really appealed to firms looking for easy access to the national motorway network.
“The ultrafast fibre broadband is obviously another big plus point as we offer some of the fastest download speeds anywhere in York, which is a major selling point for the business park.”