The opening of a newly-refurbished £1.5 million fuel depot in Lynn yesterday has been welcomed as a positive business investment for the town and West Norfolk.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and West Norfolk mayor Elizabeth Watson took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Pace Fuelcare depot in Estuary Road and declared it open for business.
The new depot will play a key role in Pace Fuelcare’s East Anglia distribution network, providing an operational hub servicing commercial, agricultural and domestic customers with road diesel, gas oil, heating oil, boiler servicing, tank sales and installation in a full range of lubricants.
Extensive modernisation over the past 18 months is set to secure the long-term future of the depot, which will operate with 22 staff, as well as providing more jobs once the depot continues to grow in capacity.
Mr Bellingham said: “I am delighted to be opening this new depot on Estuary Road, which is yet another example of a really welcome business investment in Lynn and West Norfolk.
“Pace Fuelcare has built up a really good business supplying road diesel, gas oil, heating oil and other lubricants too, not just the commercial sector, but also to the domestic and agriculture sector as well. This is yet another example of a local firm expanding its business, and thus creating and securing jobs in Lynn.
Pace Fuelcare is owned by Certas Energy, the largest independent fuel and lubricant distributor in the UK.