Expanding business supplies firm launches larger premises

Richmond MP and UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has officially opened the new premises of rapidly expanding Yorkshire business supplies company – Corporate Trade Supplies (CTS) UK.

CTS, which specialises in personalised uniforms and workwear, recently moved into offices and a warehouse at Mile House Business Park, Darlington Road, Northallerton.

Managing director, Howard Gill, said: “We have now embarked on a new chapter in the CTS story, moving into our new premises after outgrowing our previous base near Leeming Bar.

“Our new HQ comprises extensive warehouse and distribution facilities and also plays host to a talented internal artwork, design and production team who can create high-quality bespoke products to meet a wealth of needs.

“Our new DTG printing machine is an integral part of that.”

CTS’s workwear services include embroidery and print personalisation, while the company is also a leading supplier of PPE plus safety clothing and equipment.

Over the years, CTS has provided PPE to clients including haulage firms, supermarkets, care homes and many more. The company is also a supplier of the medical sector and frequently works with partner factories to fulfil large orders.

Company clients include Sports Direct, Eddie Stobart, Bunzl, Heck and the MOD at Catterick.

Sunak said: “It was a real privilege to visit CTS and to see how the company is expanding and responding to the challenges and opportunities in its competitive sector.

“It is good to see companies like CTS adapt and explore new markets and products. Judging by what I have seen, this has been a great success.

“Showing tremendous Yorkshire resilience and imagination, CTS are an excellent example of a company which is determined to make a difference.

“The hard work and vision of companies such as CTS are the backbone of the UK economy. They innovate, they invest and they provide sustainable employment in the Northallerton and Bedale area.”

Gill added: “We were tremendously proud to have Rishi Sunak here to perform the opening ceremony. He was genuinely interested in what we do and he took the time to talk to all our members of staff.

“We know how busy he is, so we were very privileged to have him with us. We felt his visit was a ringing endorsement of what we have achieved – and what we are hoping to achieve.

“We know he likes hoodies – so we created one especially for him on our smart DTG machine, with Sunak 11 on the back.

“He was really touched by our present and promised to wear it as soon as he could, though probably not in the House of Commons.”