Contract furniture business Ministry of Furniture has officially moved into new, and much larger, headquarters as it seeks more space for further expansion, including the creation of new jobs.
The company has relocated into new premises in Milland Road Industrial Estate, Neath, known locally as the Metal Box Factory.
Ministry has taken almost 8,000sq ft of space over two floors initially, on a long-term lease from Neath Port Talbot Council, which will be used for offices and a showroom.
The business also revealed plans to take a further 40,000sq ft of manufacturing space in the future, supporting further expansion and up to 100 new jobs in the next three years.
The move does not impact its manufacturing factory, based in Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley, but it does mean that it can integrate a number of showrooms featuring its best work and designs into the larger space.
Ministry added that it has also complemented the move by investing in a new state-of-the-art communications VOIP-based system, a new customer relationship management (CRM) system and a new range of furniture and fittings.
Graham Hirst, our Managing Director, said: “This move to what is an iconic building in the area represents a pivotal moment in the company’s history as we eye a bright future based around further developing the business and expanding our offering around some of the remarkably talented people we have.
“Our new headquarters represents the perfect space for a company like ours, allowing us the room and flexibility to create and showcase our work in many forms. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the new premises and literally showing them what we can offer.”