Prime to expand and create 40 jobs

Lancashire-based conservatory business Prime Structures is moving to bigger premises and creating more than 40 jobs over the next year.

Prime Structures specialises in the designing and manufacturing of pre-constructed conservatories and extensions for residential dwellings. The construction technique they use allows the building to be pre-built at the Prime Structures factory and then simply assembled on site.

The business has been based in its current premises on Burnley Road in Bacup since 2009 when the business was established. They will now be moving to a large unit in Blackburn, which will allow the business to invest in new machinery, step up production and roll out the product to a wider market.

Following a new £500,000 finance agreement with Santander Corporate & Commercial, the move will create 42 jobs over the next 12 months.

The business has recently secured a significant contract with Twin Valley homes housing association based in Blackburn.

Ian Chew, managing director of Prime Structures, said: “Whilst our current premises are sufficient for our current output, we needed somewhere bigger for our planned growth, so it’s fantastic to have secured this funding from Santander, which will enable us to move and to grow the business. We’re also going to invest in new machinery to meet the demand we’re now receiving and start recruiting people to work in the new building. I hope to recruit around 40 people over the next year.” Rob Thompson, relationship director for Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “I am delighted we have been able to support the growth plans of Prime Structures. They have a great product which is proving to be more popular than they ever thought possible in the beginning, so I’m really pleased to be a part of what I think will be a really great growth story over the next few years.”