A perfumer settles permanently on the emblematic site of Rossendale

A perfume manufacturer has moved its design and manufacturing site to an emblematic site in the Valley.

Carvansons, who moved to Haslingden, create fragrances that can be found in a wide range of branded products.

The family business, now in its 80th year, has grown considerably over the past decade and as a result has outgrown its current location near Bury.

The company said it was moving to the former Rosso Bus Depot on Knowsley Park Way to support its ambitious plans for growth and expansion.

Managing Director Luke Whowell said the business “continues to grow at an exponential rate”.

“It’s an exciting time for us as a company, especially as we continue to grow and expand into new global markets,” he said.

“By moving to this new location, we hope to offer a range of exciting and diverse career opportunities and become one of the Rossendale area’s leading employers.”

The bus depot was closed in 2018 after Rossendale Council sold the Rosso bus to Transdev for £3.7million.

The proceeds were used to fund the second phase of Rawtenstall’s Spinning Point regeneration, but this was abandoned in March 2020. Council leader Alyson Barnes confirmed the council had sold the building for £3million pounds sterling last year.

She said: “It’s good news that they’ve finally moved in. It’s always good if a building like this is occupied. They pay us professional rates and there is also the effect on employment which is always important in a place like Rossendale.

The new site features state-of-the-art perfume labs, modern and bright meeting rooms and offices, and customer fragrance-sampling and smelling areas.

It will also include a 50,000 square foot perfume manufacturing and storage plant, allowing the company to increase its current production capacity, while ensuring the sustainability of the business. The facility will also provide office and production staff with a stylish new working environment.

Lounge-style common lounging areas and dining areas will mean an improved and improved working environment for all employees.

Carvansons exports 60% of its products and has subsidiaries and affiliates in many countries around the world. The company is currently recruiting new employees and will launch a brand new apprenticeship program later this year.

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