Jobs boost for Bourne after ‘sister’ firms move to town

Stanhay Webb director Niall Wordsworth and general manager Nick Muller at the company's new factory in Bourne where more than 35 new jobs are to be created over the next year. 'Photo: MSMP291013-007ow.
Stanhay Webb director Niall Wordsworth and general manager Nick Muller at the company's new factory in Bourne where more than 35 new jobs are to be created over the next year. 'Photo: MSMP291013-007ow.
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More than 35 jobs are set to be created after two expanding south Lincolnshire companies joined forces to move into a disused factory in Bourne.

Agricultural machinery manufacturer Stanhay Webb and “sister firm” Boss Cabins, which makes mobile units for building sites, have bought the former Trackline International warehouse in Pinfold Road for £655,000.

Both firms were based in Grantham for three years and have already taken on staff since moving to Bourne this month, but they now hope to create more than 35 additional jobs over the next year.

Niall Wordsworth, director of Stanhay Webb, said: “We’ve worked closely with our friends at Boss Cabins since both businesses merged under new ownership in April 2010.

“Both companies are doing well but our new 65,000 sq ft factory in Bourne gives us a huge amount of storage space and a much clearer production route.

“Sharing this facility in the future will allow us to invest in our property while bettering our business and drawing on a wealth of local labour as it grows.”

Stanhay Webb was formed by the merger of two separate companies in the early 1970s and produced seed drills which can be used for more than 250 types of produce.

Boss Cabins, formed in 2010, designs and manufactures mobile units and other towable products.

Matthew Wordsworth, director of Boss Cabins, said: “The growth in demand for the high-quality and innovative products produced by our firm has driven this move to larger production facilities.

“Our strategy to create market-leading mobile cabins is supported by this positive move for the company.”