The thriving Malton Enterprise Park is celebrating a raft of new deals – despite the challenges of the global pandemic.
Harrison Developments LLP, the owners and developers of the park, strategically located next to the A64, revealed that several new deals had been signed.
New arrivals include Calver Special Tuning, Castle Farm Vets, Northern Jaguar, X.Martial Arts School, while existing occupiers Bella di Notte, Aquapoint and The Chef’s Choice are expanding into bespoke hi-spec new business units on the park.
In addition, a number of other bespoke units on the 180,000 sq ft site, ranging from 2,000 sq ft upwards, have been sold to private investors.
In all, occupiers from a wide range of business sectors have taken a combined total of 80,000sq ft at Malton’s premier employment park.
Sean Harrison, managing director of Harrison Developments, said: “These new deals are a tremendous vindication of the substantial investment we have made in our park.
“More than 250 new and sustainable jobs have been created on site, which makes us very proud. The wide variety of successful businesses here is also an indication of the strength of the economy in Ryedale.
“We are especially pleased that successful Yorkshire businesses such Bella di Notte and Dales The Chef’s Choice are expanding into larger premises on our park, because they like the location and the ambience so much. We have been delighted to accommodate their needs, as they have outgrown their current buildings”.
Mark Snowden, who has just moved his Northern Jaguar business to the business park, enthused: “I can’t speak highly enough of the Malton Enterprise Park. I live in the Harrogate district and there is absolutely nothing of this quality there for a business like mine.
“The location, just by the A64, is ideal and the buildings are sheer class. The whole park looks magnificent, which creates the perfect atmosphere for businesses to bed in and then flourish. There’s no doubt that Sean and Sue Harrison have done a wonderful job here – the park ticks every single box. Anyone visiting will be so impressed.”
Sean Harrison has very positive plans for the future.
“We have a further 100,000 sq ft of quality employment land at the park, available on a design and build basis. We will build speculatively and can either sell or lease the new units.
“These units will be single or two-storey commercial buildings which will be designed with maximum flexibility to allow a range of uses, including light industrial, offices, general industrial and retail, trade and warehousing. Sizes range from 1,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft,”
Susan Johnson, the owner of Bella di Notte, said: “We moved here from Helmsley three years ago and haven’t looked back. We love being at MEP because all the other business owners are friendly and helpful.
“All the businesses keep the place really tidy. It’s a lovely location to work, light and airy not hemmed in. It’s an easy place to attract staff from York, Scarborough and further afield. The buildings are built to a high standard and the management of the site are always happy to talk about your requirements and make improvements. The vibe is very positive and everything feels modern and new.”
Richard Dale, the owner of The Chef’s Choice, said: “We bought our first unit here three years ago and have purchased another unit on this site, which is in excesses 5000 sq ft, as we have outgrown our existing premises.”