Private Label Nutrition expands with £400,000 investment

Private Label Nutrition has tripled its floorspace and created six jobs with a £400,000 move to a new manufacturing facility at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone.

The new 8,500 sq ft premises will allow the contract manufacturer of health supplements and sports nutrition to increase production of pharmaceutical grade vitamins, minerals, supplements and powders.

The explansion plans have also created six new jobs so far, with more in the pipeline. The investment includes significant spend on new tablet and capsule machinery. The move to larger premises will be a phased transition over the next few weeks with an official launch in July.

Founded in 2014 by directors James Wilson and Richard Richmond in a small start-up premises on the Fylde, the company moved to the Enterprise Zone just three years ago where the business has gone from strength to strength, specialising in bulk, white or private label manufactured products for many of Europe’s leading suppliers, exporting to over 30 countries worldwide.

James said: "Our growth has been fast paced over the past three years and we had soon outgrown our current premises. A big part of our business growth strategy is having the technological capability of being able to help SMEs achieve greater results on online retail platforms such as Amazon, by reacting quickly to market trends and having the ability to produce small scale runs of bespoke products with quick turnarounds to meet the demand.

Being able to relocate has been invaluable to the business with minimal disruption to production and for our staff.

“Being able to relocate to suitable premises on the Enterprise Zone has been invaluable to the business with minimal disruption to production and for our staff, and savings made in business rates over the last three years has financially helped us to facilitate our move sooner than we would have hoped."

Blackpool Council's Mark said: "I am delighted to see significant investment being made into a home grown enterprise here on the Fylde Coast.

"The entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that we have locally continues to reinforce the message that Blackpool is the place for business, new jobs are being created daily for future generations and that we are open to new investment."