High-end sofa manufacturer, The Chesterfield Company has expanded its operations opening a second factory in Blackburn and created 17 new positions.
The new building covers nearly 2,000 sqm with the extra facilities increasing the business’ production of handmade furniture, including Chesterfield Sofas; beanbags; footstools; arm chairs, and sofa beds.
The range of new positions included a production manager and coordinator; sales advisors; accountants; floor manager; frame makers; sewers, a wood machinist; a frame assembler, and an upholsterer.
Having ensured each role was filled by a locally sourced applicant, the company expects to continue to boost job opportunities within Blackburn as the operation expands further.
Director of The Chesterfield Company, Dave Foster, is optimistic about the potential of this new site.
He commented: “The building offers a lot of factory floor space, which will enable us to both store and manufacture products.
“As we now have the room for lots of different production areas, this will ensure that we can consistently make our products to the highest of standards, as quickly as possible. There is plenty of room in the building to accommodate our immediate growth plans, and to allow further expansion in the foreseeable future.”
The new Blackburn factory supports the business’ existing factory and showroom based in the Pendleton area of Manchester.
Established in 1951, The Chesterfield Company has a long history in the sofa manufacturing industry and has produced thousands of handmade, bespoke Chesterfield leather sofas for many customers across the UK and overseas.