New jobs after firm moves in

Bed mattress retailer Memory Foam Warehouse report a successful first year of trading in Wakefield, and plans to create 30 new jobs.
Bed mattress retailer Memory Foam Warehouse report a successful first year of trading in Wakefield, and plans to create 30 new jobs.
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A MANUFACTURER plans to create 30 jobs after relocating to Wakefield a year ago.

GNG Group has already created 40 jobs in the city after moving its Memory Foam Warehouse from Liversedge to Chantry Bridge.

The company, which makes memory foam mattresses and beds, has reported steady growth after choosing Wakefield over Leeds for its new location after outgrowing the Liversedge site.

Managing director Neal Spencer said: “Wakefield has always been a great location for a manufacturing base because of its central location but this also makes for a great retail location as it’s easy for shoppers from around the whole region to get to.

“We considered Leeds but felt it had been saturated and guilty of over-development.”

Mr Spencer said the company planned to employ another 30 people in the coming months.

Commercial director Philip Whittell said the company had been buoyed by regeneration projects in the city. He said: “The success of Trinity Walk bodes well for the future of Wakefield and the opening of the Hepworth Wakefield just across the road from us last May reaffirms the city’s place on the UK cultural map.

“Meanwhile with a number of other regeneration projects currently underway we firmly believe Wakefield is a good place to be.”