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Investment continues at What More UK
What More UK, the organisation behind the home storage brand Wham, has announced the latest in a series of multi-million pound investments at its Altham manufacturing site.
The new development currently underway will provide 26,000 sq. ft. of extra distribution space and operate as a link between two of its existing buildings.
The company currently runs manufacturing, distribution and office space extending over 500,000 sq. ft. across its two Lancashire sites in Altham and Shuttleworth Mead.
This announcement comes on the back of record turnover in 2019, and positive business results since January of this year, continuing through the current health crisis, and culminating in last month being the best May in its 21-year history.
Tony Grimshaw OBE, company director, said: “The manufacturing sector in Lancashire, and the whole of the UK, is ready, willing and able to supply the country’s retailers in June when they are finally allowed to re-open. Britain is ready to get back to business and we are proud to be setting the example.
“This project, and others like it, are great for the moral of our 300 colleagues. Whichever way you look at it, manufacturing is still vital to the UK economy and it shows that the UK is a country that makes things and gets the job done.”
What More UK invested in state-of-the-art bakeware machines in January, just in time to support the country throughout lockdown. The firm says they have plenty of capacity left to satisfy the UK’s retailers and their many distribution partners overseas.
The firm exports its British brand to 73 countries around the world. It also operates a thriving apprenticeship scheme, a school engagement programme, sponsorship of local sports clubs, and many charitable activities in the community.