Market Rasen has been given a boost after a well-known company relocated to the town from its sites in Lincoln and Grimsby.
Ringtons, a traditional tea and coffee doorstep delivery service, has moved its Lincolnshire base to a 232-square metre site on Gallamore Lane Industrial Estate, and has plans to expand its service and create new jobs.
The 108-year-old company already delivers tea, coffee, biscuits, homeware and gifts to over 15,000 homes throughout the area on a fortnightly or monthly basis, and aims to launch two new vans in the coming months to enable it to further grow its customer base.
Ringtons Market Rasen manager Chris Clarke said: “We have successfully been running two offices from Lincoln and Grimsby for a number of years, but for operational reasons we had ambitions to merge the two and set our sights on Market Rasen as the perfect middle ground.
“Good size industrial property in the area is rare, so we spent a long time finding a site which not only suited our business needs, but was accessible to all of the areas we already deliver to and the towns we plan to expand into in the future.”
Lincolnshire County Council senior development officer Emma McCudden-Woodcock said: “We are delighted to welcome such a well-established company like Ringtons to Market Rasen and our Saxon Terrace development.
“Being located next to the A46 allows Ringtons to reach all of its existing customers in Lincoln in just 25 minutes, and customers in Grimsby within half an hour.
“The move will also enable the company to create two new jobs in the future, offering great career opportunities to the local population too.”