LEP welcomes growing business to Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone

Published 28th November 2012 at 4:11pm

A manufacturing company expects to create around 60 new jobs in Barnsley as it moves to a huge state-of-the-art factory located in Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone.

Ellbee Ltd is bringing all of its operations to the Sheffield City Region’s Ashroyd Business Park, close to Junction 36 of the M1, within the next four months.

James Newman, Sheffield City Region LEP chairman said:

“I would like to congratulate Ellbee on this excellent decision to bring its growing business to the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone at Ashroyd Business Park, Barnsley.

“The Enterprise Zone continues to attract a range of investors to the Sheffield City Region –bringing sustainable employment and economic growth.

“Ellbee is moving into a property which is ideally suited to its business and will benefit from access to a ready labour pool, effective business support, excellent transport links and a good quality of life for its employees.”

Ellen Cutler, Director of Inward Investment for the Sheffield City Region, said:

“Barnsley Development Agency provided Ellbee with a first class business support package, and continues to assist with the recruitment process.

This is a hugely positive step in the development of the SCR Enterprise Zone as a UK hub of modern manufacturing.”

The Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone is recognised by the Financial Times fDi magazine as number one in the UK for modern manufacturing and technology. Ashroyd Business Park is one of the three locations along the M1 corridor making up the Enterprise Zone. Incentives are available to encourage growth and investment by modern manufacturing and technology based firms.

Ellbee, which has been established for over 65 years, is the UK’s leading maker of uPVC and aluminium windows, doors and shower enclosures for the caravan and holiday home, DIY, and home improvement markets. Its clients include caravan and holiday home companies Willerby, ABI, Carnaby, Atlas and Swift, and DIY giant Wickes.