A manufacturer which has just moved into new premises in Melton has outlined plans to create jobs.
Waverly Carbon, which makes materials used in the rubber, plastics and coatings industries, say it expects to start recruiting by the end of the year.
The company, which currently has five members of staff, has just moved into a 20,500 square feet warehouse at the Pera Business Park in Nottingham Road.
The firm’s chief executive Daniel Turner said: “We have a core team of five people and expect to be recruiting additional shop floor operatives and administrative staff towards the end of the year.”
He said the move to the Pera Business Park had brought several advantages to the company.
He said: “We are very pleased with the location of our new production plant.
“With its well-lit space, overhead cranage, and substantial power provision, the workshop on the business park ticks all our boxes and we look forward to a long and fruitful association with Pera.”
Nigel Brown, chief executive of Pera Business Park, said: “We are very happy to have successfully filled the workshop.
“It’s another positive step for the business park and Melton Mowbray to attract a company like Waverly Carbon that wants space for an engineering research and development project.”
Chris Proctor of FHP Property Consultants said: “We were appointed to find a single tenant for Pera’s large warehouse and workshop space, which had historically been a multi-let space with a high level of management required. After producing detailed marketing we agreed a deal with Waverly Carbon which is an excellent fit for the building and is a major letting for Melton and North Leicestershire.”