NIC to create jobs at new depot

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

NIC is to move into a new depot in Lincoln
NIC is to move into a new depot in Lincoln
Ice cream ingredients manufacturer and distributor NIC is to open a central UK depot in Lincolnshire, which will create 10 new jobs.

The company – a subsidiary of Norwegian food giant Orkla Foods – is to move in to a 5,945m2 ​unit at St Modwen Park in Swinderby, Lincoln on a 10-year lease.

Steve Edwards, of NIC, said: “Our new unit provides us with an ideal base for our UK operations, with excellent access to the M1, as well as links to airport and seaports. We were looking for a building along the A1 corridor north of Cambridgeshire and St Modwen Park Lincoln offered the perfect size and specification for our needs.

‘Hit the ground running’

“As well as the obvious operational benefits of the location, St Modwen was able to accommodate us swiftly, meaning we could move in, hit the ground running and provide fantastic service to our clients.”

NIC’s deal with St Modwen followed news that international courier and logistics firm DHL was to take up residence at the park, with all currently available space now fully let.

St Modwen senior development manager Rob Richardson said: “We are very pleased to welcome such a well-respected organisation to St Modwen Park Lincoln and we hope to have a long-term relationship with NIC as the company expands its presence in the UK market.

Confection by design acquisition

NIC’s investment into the unit comes less than two months after it acquired Harrogate-based fudge and toffee manufacturer Confection By Design​ for an undisclosed sum. Two-thirds of Confection by Design’s product range was already distributed by Orkla’s UK subsidiary Orchard Valley Foods.

Alan Gray, economic development manager at North Kesteven District Council, added: “Officers worked closely with St Modwen on the deal and offered support to NIC to ensure the company felt at home in the district. We have every confidence that NIC will thrive here.”

Meanwhile, Northern Irish baker Genesis Crafty is to create 35 new jobs​ at its Co Derry site, after an investment boost of £750,000.

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