More than 60 new jobs up for grabs at Holderness manufacturing firm

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 23 May 2018

More than 60 new jobs are now up for grabs after a new manufacturing facility opened its doors near Hull.

The Thurston Group has expanded its East Yorkshire presence with the opening of a new six-acre facility in Ottringham, Holderness.

The new factory will produce bespoke modular accommodation for a range of sectors, including education, healthcare, construction and housing.

The company has confirmed the move has created an initial 60 new jobs, with the number expected to rise during the next year.

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Jonathan Petch, chief executive officer of Thurston Group, said: “Today’s opening takes place against the backdrop of an uprising in the building industry, where modern methods of construction are increasingly being embraced.

“Faster, cost-effective and more flexible, there is now a huge amount of support for modular construction’s ability to address many of the challenges we face in terms of supply and demand for accommodation in both the public and private sectors.”

More than 60 new jobs have been created

Thurston’s also have bases in Wakefield and Catfoss. The introduction of the Hull site allows the business to continue its growth, with plans to double its turnover in the next three years.

Matthew Goff, managing director for Thurston’s, said Hull’s critical mass of industry, together with the area’s skilled workforce, were key reasons for choosing the city for its latest manufacturing facility.

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“Thurston’s are delighted to be establishing its latest manufacturing facility and generating employment in Hull,” he said. “Initially, 60 new jobs are being created, and this number will rise over the next 12 months.

“We look forward to operating from our new Hull base and to playing an active role in the locality in the years ahead."

Thurston’s are a leading provider of premium quality modular and portable buildings for use in every industry and market sector, including health, education, transport, construction, defence, and housing.

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