Food service distributor Holdsworth is relocating its Northampton depot to larger premises in Wilstead, Bedford, as part of its on-going expansion plans.

The company, which delivers wholesale food to caterers across the UK, is moving its Northampton operation to a 26,300 sq ft site featuring a warehouse and cold store facility in Kenneth Way, Wilstead Industrial Park, on October 1st.

The move takes the company closer to its customer base and will provide the business with room for additional expansion.

Founded in 1969 by Chairman Michael Holdsworth, the family-owned, privately run company employs more than 270 members of staff across seven depots in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Powys.

It stocks around 5,000 lines which are supplied wholesale to pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, schools and other catering outlets.

Managing Director John Marriott said: “The relocation from Northampton to Bedford has been prompted by expansion, and we are delighted to be moving into a bespoke unit which was built only four years ago and which is perfect for a growing company such as ours.

“This takes us nearer to our customer base, with fast links to the M1 and the A1, and we will be looking to expand our business in the Bedford area.”

Existing staff are being supported in making the move to the new premises. The move has also created some new vacancies which have been filled by people from the local area.

Situated at unit 31 on the gated industrial park, Holdsworth’s new facility includes cold storage, warehouse space, with three dock level loading doors, offices, a yard and car parking.

Holdsworth is currently marketing for sale its premises in St James Mill Road, Northampton, which the company bought in 2000, and which includes 8,625 sq ft of buildings, plus a yard.

In recent years Holdsworth has completed an investment of more than £1 million on a new freezer and dry goods store at its Evesham depot and taken delivery of 40 new multi-temperature vehicles.

A further £1 million was invested in a new 15,000 sq ft unit in Derbyshire to cater for the company’s growing range of chilled, frozen and ambient goods which now includes a comprehensive range of fresh meat, prepared by the company’s team of skilled butchers.

A member of the British Frozen Food Federation, Holdsworth has its head office at Tideswell in Derbyshire.

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