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Enterprise rising from the ashes of a smokehouse

Exciting plans for redevelopment of a site destroyed by fire have been given the green light by NELincs Council.

The Fishwife Smokehouse was destroyed by fire in May 2016, and E-factor Group have been given permission to develop the currently derelict site

E-factor group are a not-for-profit business support organisation, will construct 7 new commercial/industrial units, in a £1m expansion of their Enterprise Village site in Grimsby’s Prince Albert Gardens.  There is high demand for such units and E-factor usually have a waiting list due to the real shortage of high quality, modern units in our region, according to Tony Parkinson, their Estates and Performance Manager.  He added:

The rental income from this expansion will add to the sustainability of E-Factor Group enabling long term free expert advice to continue to be provided to SME businesses across all sectors in North Lincolnshire.

Each of the 7 units will boast workshop/warehousing and office space for companies in the industrial, storage and distribution, assembly and leisure, and professional services industries. In addition to 40 new car parking spaces, a new, much safer, entrance will also be built to provide access through the existing Enterprise Village site.

Mark Webb, Managing Director of E-Factor, said:

I am delighted that this much needed expansion is finally approved. This is a big investment for our company, but one we believe demonstrates our commitment to the area and to the local business community.

Whilst we are certainly more than a landlord, and all our profits are ploughed back into supporting local business and entrepreneurs, we just happen to also be great landlords who really do believe in looking after our tenants.

Construction will begin in October

The fire in May 2016

Mary Vickers
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Mary Vickers moved to North East Lincolnshire in 2010, from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, to become Urban and Industrial Chaplain NELincs. Made redundant in 2017, she's maintained many of her connections within the business, faith, and other local communities. She's also decided to stay here rather than return to either the south or her husband's native Yorkshire, so that she can continue to enjoy and help promote the positives of NELincs.

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