A £1.1m extension to Bott's Leicestershire fleet conversion centre has officially been opened.
The extension will add 13,000 sq ft to the facility and create around 20 new jobs in the local community.
Kevin Woodward, managing director of the behicle enhancement division, said: “We have access to a very skilled workforce, with a good work ethic and, in terms of logistics, Ashby is so well connected.”
Councillor Richard Blunt, who officially opened the facility, said: “I was very pleased to be invited to the official opening of the new facilities at Bott in Ashby. Bott is a company with strong local connections, employing more than 250 local people from Ashby and the surrounding area and paying around £5.5 million in wages back into the local economy.
"Bott also takes this commitment to the local area through its supply chain, spending around half a million pounds in the local area each year. Local contractors were also used to create the £2 million expansion at Ashby. These local connections are important to North West Leicestershire District Council and we’re proud that this company is expanding in this way and supporting the local economy.”
The launch event was supported by key partners including Penny Hydraulics, Ashwoods Lightfoot, Maple Fleet Services, Vauxhall, BT Fleet and the Freight Transport Association.