FLOORING SPECIALIST EXPANDS WITH NEW PREMISES

A West Yorkshire flooring specialist has made a £490,000 investment in new larger premises.

All Floors UK is based in Pontefract and headed up by husband and wife team Donna and Chris Caulton.

The company has purchased a 11,500 sq ft unit on Langthwaite Grange Industrial Estate, close to it current base in South Elmsall.

The new warehousing unit was formerly Whittaker Carpets and, once fully refurbished, will create greater showroom, storage and office space for the flooring retailer, which currently employs 32 staff.

Sheffield-based Wake Smith Solicitors acted for the purchasers with HSBC UK providing the funding.

Donna Caulton, All Floors UK director, said: "All Floors is a family business that has gone from strength to strength.

"Collectively, we have more than 50 years knowledge and experience in the flooring industry and have built up an excellent reputation for service, quality workmanship and extremely competitive prices.

"The new unit, once substantially refurbished, will allow us to improve our residential flooring offering and satisfy new commercial work and further growth plans we have, combined with continuing our high standards of customer service.

"There could be potential jobs in the pipeline and therefore mean increasing the number of employees to 40."