New jobs on way after outdoor equipment manufacturer relocates to near Sheffield

(L-R) Sally Johnson Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Charles Walton, CEO at Kybotech. An image of the building is also attached.
(L-R) Sally Johnson Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Charles Walton, CEO at Kybotech. An image of the building is also attached.
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An outdoor products manufacturer has relocated to the outskirts of Sheffield with the promise of new jobs.

Kybotech Ltd tripled the size of its headquarters when they moved from near Newark to a new 350,000 sq ft building at the Dukeries Industrial Estate in Worksop.

The move was made possible thanks to a £2.65m loan from Lloyds Bank and a company spokesman said the relocation will result in the creation of ‘dozens of new jobs’.

The move will enable the company to meet more customer orders for garden furniture, toys, barbecues and other outdoor equipment.

A warehouse and head office is included at the new site and the company also has planning permission to develop a manufacturing facility.

Once open, this will create an undisclosed number of job, boosting the business’ current workforce of 130 employees.

Charles Walton, chief executive officer at Kybotech, said: “The growing popularity of online shopping along with increased movement in the property market has resulted in significant growth for the business, and it was clear that a larger premises was necessary to allow us to keep up with client demand.

“The new building is ideally located near to the M1 and A1 road links, giving us excellent transport links to distribute to our customer base across the UK. The support of Lloyds Bank has helped us to move from rented premises and buy our own space, and having all our facilities on one site will make a positive environmental and logistical impact.”

The company sells its products through its online stores Garden Buildings Direct and RedShed, and via national retailers such as Argos and Tesco.