The borough of Oldham has received a major boost after a company with 90 employees relocated its business to Chadderton.
Forward thinking is an essential ingredient for companies who want to capitalise and thrive.
That’s why the PP Group, – one of the UK’s leading independent profiling and processing companies’ has brought together its businesses from St Helens, Manchester and Salford after acquiring premises at Drury Lane in Oldham.
The investment in the six and a half acre site means the business will continue to grow with aims to add even more staff in the next few years.
Steven Hughes, QHSE Director for the group, was clearly delighted as they welcomed customers to their new site at the PP Group’s official open day: “We’ve invested a lot of time, money and effort into this new site and we are bringing the business to Chadderton explained Steven. “Today is the open day where we’ve invited lots of our customers we just want to share what we done on this site.”
The move means that the long-term outlook is bright. “From our point of view we’ve got good people, we invest in good people and we are going to be here for a very long time to come,” said Steven.
The new premises have been well received by all those who work for the PP Group and Steven added: “It gives us space; professionalism and driving on to the site the first impressions are ‘wow’ so it gives the ‘wow factor’ and it also gives us long-term security.”
Managing Director Peter McCabe agreed and said the Group is already prospering having moved everyone to one site: “We can see and feel the benefits of having everyone under one roof.”
Peter added: “We have brought four companies into Oldham we have got a head count of 90 and aim to add another 10 to 20 over the next two years.”
There are currently three bays in operation but there are plans to open a fourth bay in the next 12 months, which will add a further 40,000 square feet of manufacturing.
The PP Group has been in operation for more than 40 years and Steven is excited about the company’s prospects and hopes that one day he can enjoy looking in from the outside: “One of my
ambitions is to walk past here in 40 years time, with my grandchildren, and say ‘look they are still at it, they are still there working away’ and I’m sure everybody feels that as well because what we all want is long-term security for everybody including more and more employment for the people of Oldham. That is very important to us.”
The Group use local training providers and have a very good apprenticeship scheme, with succession planning a key to its longevity.
A small independent company the move has been in the pipeline for more than three years but all that planning and investment looks well spent with the future looking very bright.