Thursday, February 25, 2021

Educational supplier moves to Melton West business park

Educational supplier Browns Books is relocating to developer Wykeland Group’s Melton West business park.

The business, which supplies libraries, schools, colleges and universities across the UK and abroad, is moving to a new, purpose-built head office and distribution centre at the growing East Yorkshire business location.

Browns Books has outgrown its current premises in Hull city centre and is investing in a freehold three-acre site at Melton West.

Construction is well advanced, with the Browns Books team expected to be operating from their new home by June.

Browns Books’ current building in George Street, Hull city centre, has been its home for 40 years and is where the vast majority of the company’s staff of more than 80 are based.

Yvette Stafford, owner and Managing Director of Browns Books, said: “Our current building has served us very well over the years and holds lots of great memories, for our family and our staff.

“I’m sure there will be a few tears when we leave, but we’ve simply outgrown the building. This is a very exciting and much-needed investment and we’re delighted to have found the right location locally only a few miles from our home of so many years.

“All our locally-based staff are moving with us to our new site, which will allow us to handle more books and open up opportunities to create more jobs locally.”

Yvette’s daughter, Ashley Stafford, who is the Commercial Director and is project managing the move, said: “This move will provide the business with the capacity and location we need to continue to grow and our staff with the high-quality, purpose-designed facilities they deserve.”

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