Pennine Flooring, suppliers of commercial and decorative flooring products to the contract and retail flooring trade, have embarked on their second expansion moving from 3,750 sqft on Kingmoor Park South to Unit J on the Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone.
Whilst their main base is in Heywood, the company have operated within Cumbria for over 30 years. They also have premises in Deeside and employ over 50 people across the UK. In 2004 the company, in desperate need for more storage space and aspiring to a location closer to the motorway, moved to a 3,750 sqft warehouse on Kingmoor Park South.
Approximately 15 years on and they have expanded again moving into Unit J on Kingmoor Park Central within the Enterprise Zone. The company have kitted out the 7,500sqft unit to their own specification since the formal purchase in the summer of last year including a new trade counter, staff offices, show room and racking.
Commenting on the latest expansion Damian Robinshaw, Operations and Human Resources Manager said: “We are delighted to have completed a cross site move to Kingmoor Park Central in an expansion that will ensure our operation is able to be as streamlined as possible meaning that we can continue to deliver the quality service that our customers expect.”
Kingmoor Park is Cumbria’s only Enterprise Zone. The site as a whole is home to over 200 businesses and the employment figure is approaching 2,500. This year Kingmoor Park will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary with a variety of events held over Spring and Summer including a special event in collaboration with Carlisle Youth Zone which has been sponsored by Brian Scowcroft, owner of the site since its creation in 2011.
Meanwhile, Neil McIntyre, Kingmoor Properties Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have been able to assist Pennine Flooring with their latest move. Their new Unit has provided the perfect solution for their growing business and we are pleased that we could accommodate their latest expansion on site thereby minimising disruption for their staff and customers.
“Our focus has always been on how we can adapt to meet the needs of businesses on site and in Carlisle. This continues to be our main priority as we prepare to celebrate our 20th anniversary and look forward to the next 20 years. We are extremely proud of the businesses who have been able to expand on our site and we will continue to do all that we can to encourage and support this.”