Employment park breaks though 350 jobs barrier following latest deals

The Malton Enterprise Park, in North Yorkshire, is celebrating a raft of new deals which take the number of jobs of created on the park to over 350.

Harrison Developments LLP, the owner and developer of the park next to the A64, revealed today – 6 January – that several new deals had been signed.

New arrivals include kitchen company Counter Interiors, Florians Bakery, fire and security specialists Derventio, Ryedale Garage Doors, Pelican Bus and Truck Parts and Rare Bird Gin.

Existing occupiers Bella di Notte and Dales The Chef’s Choice have moved into hi-spec new business units on the park.

In addition, a number of other units on the 180,000 sq ft site, ranging from 2,000 sq ft upwards, have been sold to private investors.

In all, occupiers from a range of business sectors have taken a combined total of 120,000 sq ft at the employment park.

Sean Harrison, managing director of Harrison Developments, said: “These new deals are a tremendous vindication of the substantial investment we have made in our park.

“More than 350 new and sustainable jobs have been created on site, which makes us very proud. The wide variety of successful businesses here is also an indication of the strength of the economy in the Ryedale area.

“We are especially pleased that successful Yorkshire businesses such Bella di Notte and Dales The Chef’s Choice have moved into larger premises on our park, because they like the location and the ambience so much.

“We have been happy to accommodate their needs, as they have outgrown their current buildings.”

Luke Counter, owner of Counter Interiors, which now occupies a new 1,500 sq ft mezzanine showroom, said: “The flexibility of the mezzanine unit we occupy means we now have an extensive showroom, storeroom and offices.

“We are based in Clifton in York, but quite a few of our customers from the Malton and Ryedale area, so it made sense for us to open another showroom here.”

Harrison added: “We have a further 100,000 sq ft of quality employment land at the park, available on a
design and build basis. We will build speculatively and will either sell or lease the new units.

“These units will be single or two-storey commercial buildings which will be designed with maximum flexibility to allow a range of uses, including light industrial, offices, general industrial and retail, trade and warehousing.

“Sizes range from 1,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft.”

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