Wyre Forest MP, Mark Garnier, officially opened Witley Jones Furniture’s new factory unit on Friday 16th marking a vital milestone in the next stage of company’s growth.
The Stourport based furniture manufacturer, who supply bespoke furniture to the independent education sector, have built a dedicated 5000 sq. ft. assembly line which will create 11 jobs in the local economy.
“This is a great success story of how a family business in Wyre Forest have continued to invest and innovate to create a successful business providing vital employment opportunities for our local economy.
I was delighted to be invited by Chris Jones and Simon Downes to officially open the new unit” commented Mark Garnier, Wyre Forest MP.
Witley Jones invited their suppliers, long-standing clients and associates for the grand opening of the new unit. Guests included Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Councillor Ken Pollock and Boarding School Association.
After securing £100,000 grant from the Worcestershire Growth Fund with the help of Birmingham based Central Finance, Witley Jones refurbished the unit to create a dedicated assembly and packaging space which will increase production by 20 percent.
Guests were taken on a guided tour of the factory to see how the bespoke furniture is manufactured. From the inception of the design in the drawing room, guests were shown the machine shop and paint and lacquer finishing booth before visiting the new assembly unit.
“We would like to thank Mark who kindly came along to our event to officially open the new factory unit as well as all of our guests who have supported us over the years.
The hard work and dedication of our staff has been essential to the opening of our new space and the continued growth of the business.
This marks the beginning of a key chapter for Witley Jones as we plan for future growth. The new factory unit has increased production by over 20 percent and will aid our continued growth over the coming years.” commented Chris Jones, Chairman, Witley Jones Furniture.