Up to 150 new skilled jobs could be created in Wellingborough as a high-tech engineering firm plans to expand into the town.
Northamptonshire company Crosby Composites, which produces and supplies high-quality components for a range of clients including major Formula 1 teams, said it chose to expand into Wellingborough because of the town’s planned growth and transport links.
We believe moving into the town will bring considerable employment and economic benefits across the boroughPaul Field
The borough council’s planning committee unanimously granted permission on Wednesday for the change of use of an industrial unit on the Denington Road estate to allow the firm to come to Wellingborough.
Cllr Peter Morrall, chairman of the planning committee, said: “This is excellent news for our borough and we unanimously supported the company’s application last night.
“Crosby Composites are looking to expand their successful business and they have chosen our town as the best location for doing that.
“Wellingborough is growing, with major developments including the £500 million Stanton Cross project under way.
“More and more businesses are seeing what our borough has to offer and are choosing to set up here.
“With our low house prices, excellent transport links and strong development plans, Wellingborough is going from strength to strength.
“Crosby Composites believe they can create up to 150 new jobs over the next five years, offering in-house training and skilled positions.
“We welcome them to our borough.”
The company is based in Brackley and has an established client base including motorsport, aerospace, sports and medical industries.
Growing demand has led the company to look for new premises to expand the business.
Paul Field, managing director at Crosby Components, said: “We spent a lot of time looking for the right premises and identified Wellingborough as an ideal location.
“We are committed to training and staff development and have our own in-house training programme.
“We believe moving into the town will bring considerable employment and economic benefits across the borough and we’re really pleased that the planning permission for our new premises was granted last night.”
The planning application was for the change of use of a vacant unit from B1 (office/light industrial) to B2 (general industrial) and was unanimously agreed by the committee.