Hundreds of jobs created as Cartwright Conversions acquire new HQ site

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Cartwright Conversions Ltd have acquired a site in Belton, Lincolnshire, for new headquarters, which will create hundreds of jobs.

The Cartwright Group, the trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers, has bought a 26 acre site in Belton to expand and relocate Cartwright Conversions. This includes the former Brickworks and adjoining land.

It is expected that the number of jobs will increase from 72 to 250 over the next 18 months.

Planning permission has been given for the demolition, redevelopment and extension of the site. Work will start on site in coming weeks with the aim of Cartwright Conversions being fully operational in the new facility in spring 2019.

Led by Group MD, Mark Cartwright, the Cartwright Group currently build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38 acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster. The Group which includes Cartwright Rentals, Cartwright Fleet Services and Cartwright Finance has increased turnover from £89m to £150m over the last four years and predicts almost £170m in 2018/19.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It is fantastic that the Cartwright Group has chosen North Lincolnshire as the ideal location for them to expand and relocate their base for Cartwright Conversions. Now planning permission has been given they can get started on transforming the site in Belton.

“Bringing new investment and jobs to North Lincolnshire is a top priority for the council. We are always on the lookout for and working with businesses to encourage investment in North Lincolnshire.

“This major investment will create hundreds of jobs and training opportunities, which is always a key focus for us.

“I’d like to welcome Cartwrights to North Lincolnshire and look forward to seeing their plans becoming a reality.”

Steve Shaw, Managing Director of Cartwright Conversions said: “We are delighted that planning permission for expansion of the site at Belton has been agreed. This is the continuation of an exciting journey for Cartwright Conversions and with the support of North Lincolnshire Council we are looking forward to bringing new opportunities to the area in the New Year.”