Creamline heralds move to £1.5m facility in 70th year

FAMILY-run Creamline Dairies has marked its move to impressive £1.5m Trafford Park headquarters with a grand opening ceremony, which also celebrated the dairy’s 70th anniversary.

Trafford Council leader Cllr Sean Anstee was special guest and unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut the ceremonial ribbon to launch the building to a VIP guest list.

The itinerary guests at the event included representatives of Hurst Accountants, Barclays Bank and Ward Hadaway Solicitors.

As well as giving a tour of the Creamline’s refrigeration, warehousing and distribution facilities, the company’s joint managing directors delivered told of the jounrey of its jounrey from a 50 person dairy when Executive Chairman Tony Swallow acquired the business in 1994 to the dynamic business it is today.

The move to the 55,000sq ft unit bears testament to Creamline’s exponential growth following the acquisition of Dairy Crest’s local doorstep delivery business in 2013 which proved to be a major springboard.

Cllr Anstee said:  “These are exciting times for Trafford, and I welcome true entrepreneurial spirit with open arms.

“Creamline is a brilliant example of the aspirational thinking and hard working attitude we’re seeing in businesses across the area.

“It was a pleasure to open Creamline’s headquarters and as well as enjoying speaking with the team, one of the highlights of the day had to be hopping onto one of their milk floats.

“I’ll look forward to hearing about the progression of some of Creamline’s exciting new projects:  this company is certainly one to watch.”

Joint managing director of Creamline Chris Swallow said: “Our move into Trafford Park symbolises the great progress that Creamline has made in recent years.

“The opening event was a wonderful way to celebrate, as well as thank and share our vision with many of the people who have helped make our success possible.”

Matt Ryan, who is Relationship Director at Barclays in Manchester – which advised Creamline on the property purchase – said: “Creamline Dairies is a fascinating company and a well-known North West business we’re proud to be associated with.

“Barclays have built a strong relationship with the management team so that we understand the key drivers for the business: there are some really interesting growth opportunities ahead which we look forward to helping them achieve.”