CN expands and recruits seven

CN Creative, the Lancashire-based e-cigarette manufacturer that was acquired by BAT in December, is moving its head office from Accrington to a new premises in Blackburn as it expands its operations.

LBV FC Mar-AprCN Creative, which had its administrative based at the Accrington headquarters of sister company Elap Engineering, is  moving to a specially adapted building in Phoenix Park, Blackburn.

The new company headquarters, which at 10,870sq ft is three times bigger than the former premises, will house CN Creative’s growing sales, marketing and customer service teams.

Around 30 staff are moving from Accrington to Blackburn and will immediately be joined by seven new recruits who could not be accommodated in Accrington.

The new building offers scope for up to 60 staff in its first-floor office area, while the ground floor warehouse area has been specially designed with state-of-the-art storage and despatch functionality. CN Creative’s flagship brand Intellicig is sold in around 8,000 pharmacy and retail outlets in 24 countries, and contains a patented ECOpure nicotine formulation which is manufactured at the company’s bioscience research and development facility within the University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC).