Tuesday, February 23, 2016

News: Pricecheck make major move


Award-winning Sheffield firm, Pricecheck Toiletries, has made the move to new premises at Beighton Link Business Park in Rotherham, as it gets set to boost staff numbers to 150.

Founded in Sheffield in 1978, the firm supplies value retailers and pharmacies in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Its wide range of branded toiletries, fragrances and household goods includes Gillette, Clearasil and Airwick.

It won the Queen's Award for International Trade 2015 for continuous and cumulative overseas export earnings growth of 283% over six years, from £3m in 2009, to £12m in 2014.

Moving to 100,000 sq ft premises at Brightside Lane in 2001, the company's success has translated into more jobs for the local area, with staff numbers increasing from 32 to 71.

Now the head office and storage and distribution facilities have relocated to a 113,000 sq ft state of the art building at Beighton Link, just over the border in Rotherham.

The building was previously Sandvik's European Centre of Excellence (SECoE), a £4m facility that opened in 2010 and brought together all the finish processing and supply management activities for the production of medical products from Sandvik's Sheffield facilities. The site was acquired by American contract medical design and manufacturing firm, Orchid, in 2012.

The DLA Piper team advised Pricecheck Toiletries on the creation and adoption of the lease.

Debbie Harrison, joint managing director of Pricecheck Toiletries, said: "We are delighted DLA Piper helped us secure new premises. Given the tight timescales and the logistical complexities in our move their assistance proved invaluable.

"The move will allow us to double our turnover from £40m to an anticipated £80m, and increase staff numbers to 150 over a five year period. Winning the Queen's Award in 2015 has also helped to enhance our reputation worldwide and will help us to achieve more ambitious growth plans."

Mark Keeling, legal director at DLA Piper, added: "This deal marks the next step for Mark and Debbie who have impressively grown Pricecheck over a six year period."

Staff worked last week and over the weekend to make sure Pricecheck were up and running in the new premises this week. It saw new signage and warehouse systems installed and over 700 pallets worth of stock unloaded in one day.

Pricecheck Toiletries website

Images: Pricecheck / twitter


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