More customers across Lincoln, Grimsby and the surrounding areas will be able to enjoy the personal experience of a traditional doorstep delivery service, thanks to the expansion of British tea and coffee company Ringtons.
To grow its business the 108 year old firm has relocated from two offices in Grimsby and Lincoln to a new site in Market Rasen. The company already delivers tea, coffee, biscuits, homeware and gifts to over 15,000 homes throughout the area on a fortnightly or monthly basis, and plans to launch two new vans in the coming months to enable it to further grow its customer base.
The new 232 sq.m (2,497 sq.ft) Ringtons site on Gallamore Lane Industrial Estate in Market Rasen is home to 16 employees and contains modern office space, storage areas and loading bays.
Chris Clarke manager of Ringtons in Market Rasen said:
We have successfully been running two offices from Lincoln and Grimsby for a number of years, but for operational reasons we had ambitions to merge the two and set our sights on Market Rasen as the perfect middle ground. Good size industrial property in the area is rare, so we spent a long time finding a site which not only suited our business needs, but was accessible to all of the areas we already deliver to and the towns we plan to expand into in the future.
Ringtons first delivered tea by horse and cart to homes in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1907; today the company remains a family business and brings the same personal doorstep experience to over 250,000 customers from over 30 sites throughout the UK. The company also has a B2B division Ringtons Beverages and online store.
Emma McCudden-Woodcock, Senior Development Officer from Lincolnshire County Council said:
We are delighted to welcome such a well-established company like Ringtons to Market Rasen and our Saxon Terrace Development. Being located next to the A46 allows Ringtons to reach all of its existing customers in Lincoln in just 25 minutes, and customers in Grimsby within half an hour. The move will also enable the company to create two new jobs in the future offering great career opportunities to the local population too.
To find out more about Ringtons’ doorstep delivery service call 0800 052 2440 or go to www.ringtons.co.uk.