The business welcomed 80 guests to the official opening of the purpose built facility on Tuesday 15th November, including local dignitaries Councillor Les Ellington, Mayor of Harrogate and Councillor Andrew Willoughby, Mayor of Knaresborough.
The 75,000 sq ft distribution centre, built by Ilkley-based Quarmby Construction Company Ltd., is now fully operational and being used to store Yorkshire Tea and Taylors Coffee before being distributed across the UK and beyond.
Caroline Hampton (Finished Goods Warehouse team), Roger Quarmby (Chairman of St James Securities), Andy Brown (Managing Director, Taylors of Harrogate) and Phil Thacker (Finished Goods Warehouse team) celebrate the official opening of the Taylors of Harrogate Finished Goods Warehouse at St James Park, Knaresborough.
Lindsay Botto, Operations Director at Taylors of Harrogate said:
The finished goods warehouse at Knaresborough has been carefully designed to reflect our strong commitment to sustainable business practice, efficient operations and providing a great place to work for staff.
This new facility gives us the space and location we need to store and distribute our tea and coffee for many years to come.
Roger Quarmby, Chairman of St James Securities, commented:
We are absolutely delighted to welcome a company of the calibre of Taylors to St James Business Park. The construction and the operation of the new warehouse has created extra jobs both for Quarmby Construction, and for the longer term at Taylors, and provided a timely boost to the economy of the Harrogate area.