GBUK officially opened its new state of the art headquarters at the Blackwood Hall Business Park in North Duffield on Friday 1st November. The event marked the culmination of a two year project to deliver the new Woodland House offices and warehousing facilities.
Selby MP, Mr Nigel Adams presided over the opening ceremony and addressing customers, suppliers and employees who had gathered to celebrate the event, described the company as a “fantastic success story.”
The company started from a small office at Blackwood Hall in 2008 with 3 employees. It now boasts 54 employees, over 60% of whom are from the local area. Mr Adams told the audience “From 3 to 50 odd employees is a phenomenal achievement in such a short space of time.”
GBUK has tripled its revenue over the last five years and is projecting a further 21% growth this year. The company prides itself on bringing innovative, high quality, affordable new products to market which enable the NHS to improve patient outcomes and make significant savings in expenditure. 9 new product ranges for the Enteral division and 6 new product ranges for Healthcare have being introduced over the last 2 years including the launch of award winning products such as the new Enteral Safety Pack.
GBUK now supplies every hospital trust in the UK with over 70,000 GBUK Healthcare and Enteral products being used daily in the NHS.
Mr Adams told assorted guests that “we have been through the worst recession since the war and are now seeing growth return.”
“The reason our country is turning its fortunes around is because of companies like GBUK, which is another private sector company that is delivering absolutely critical products.”
“To see this level of growth is just amazing. This is a fantastic factory and an innovative, successful and crucial business.”
GBUK owner, Mr Guy Mills, said: “The opening of the new headquarters reflects a significant landmark in the company’s growth and clearly illustrates how far GBUK has progressed over the last 5 years.”
“The company has built excellent relations with its customers, forged strong international links with suppliers, tripled its turnover and now boasts over a fifty strong, predominantly local workforce who are committed to the company’s future success. It is really great to see these achievements reflected in the new Woodland House office headquarters and warehousing facilities.”
Costing £2.5m to build, the eco-friendly headquarters covers approximately 30,000 square feet, set within a woodland area. The new premises have been designed with a zero carbon footprint with features such as the latest heat retention technology helping to reduce energy consumption by 22%. Investment in a wind turbine on site, also means that GBUK is 90% self-sufficient in terms of the electricity it consumes.
Photographs showing the events of the day can be viewed below.