A MILLION pound business extension that has brought ten new jobs to the Thirsk area is up and running.

Toll and contract manufacturer Cod Beck Blenders has completed a six month project to create additional warehousing facilities at its purpose-built eight acre site.

The company’s operation in Dalton, Thirsk, has now been expanded with the addition of a new 975m2 warehouse and access road, supported by a grant from the Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund. A further ten jobs have been created as a result, increasing the total workforce to 130 employees.

Managing director Steven Meyer said: “With demand for our services from both existing and new customers continuing to grow, we needed to increase our capacity by enlarging our storage facilities.

“The ability to choose from small order picking to storage of large volumes of raw materials, gives us greater flexibility, helping us to plan production more efficiently.”

The extension has added almost 50 per cent to Cod Beck’s former storage capacity.