Nutrition Group unveils ambitious £2m expansion plan

International food supplement and health product manufacturer Nutrition Group has announced plans for expansion which includes the creation of a new £2m state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Blackpool.

The dedicated contract manufacturer is moving from its present home in Bispham to a new larger production facility just off junction 3 of the M55.

The move to the custom-built factory will boost its workforce from 75 to 90, with more jobs being created as its sales continue to grow.

The new plant is being funded by re-investment from the independent, privately-owned group along with a £150,000 grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Nutrition Group plans to be in its new 75,000sq ft manufacturing facility in November this year and sees the move as key for further growth in its operations.

Business development director Richard Greathead said: “As we push for more growth over the coming years, having more operational space, and the efficiencies that can be gained from relocation, will be key to our success.”

Last year the group announced a £2m rise in sales, which hit the £10m mark. The company, which was founded in 1993, is looking to increase that by a further £2m over the next 12 months as it exploits new markets at home and overseas.

It currently makes around 2.5bn tablets and capsules a year from its present Bispham operation – developing and producing vitamins, minerals and supplements for all the major high street and online retailers.

The group also has an import arm, specialising in the sourcing and distribution of nutraceutical products from its global supply chain, as well as a contract packaging operation.

Mr Greathead said: “We are working with brand owners across all sectors. A significant part of our present business is within sports nutrition for a variety of brands and we are also involved in some animal nutrition. “We see great potential for even more growth in all of these areas and this has driven our move to new, bigger premises.”