A new manufacturing facility in Nottingham is creating jobs for local people and supplying products to some of the biggest global health and wellbeing brands.

Chrysalis Health & Beauty Business Solutions Limited (Chrysalis Health & Beauty), a specialist in the development and manufacture of health and personal care products, will open a new, dedicated manufacturing facility for food supplement products in Nottingham.

Following extensive investment and renovation and with the support of a Nottingham Technology Grant Fund (N’Tech) award of £78,135 from Nottingham City Council, the new production unit based at Gauntley Street will supply food supplements to some of the best known brands and retailers in the UK and overseas.

Mark Broughton, Sales Director at Chrysalis Health & Beauty, commented: “This state-of-the-art facility will allow the company to offer quality food supplement products to the UK and overseas export markets and provide jobs to over 50 people in the local area. Support from Nottingham City Council has been invaluable as we have made a huge financial investment in the building renovation and installation of new machinery and equipment.”

Chrysalis Health & Beauty is also being supported by the council’s Nottingham Jobs Hub. Nottingham Jobs offers a free of charge, confidential and completely bespoke recruitment service to local employers and provides access to employment grants of up to £4,000. It also ensures that local people are recruited into local jobs.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, added: “The Council has identified health, beauty and wellness as an increasingly important sector for the city’s growth, supported by MediCity and the developing Nottingham Enterprise Zone. Chrysalis Health & Beauty is an innovative business with high growth potential. With this investment in the new unit, Mark and his team have made a substantial commitment to manufacturing in Nottingham, and I’m delighted that they are creating local jobs for local people.

“The N’Tech programme, which provided between 10% – 30% towards the cost of any business expansion plans, has allowed us to support some great businesses to grow and create more jobs for local people. Eighty-nine businesses were supported which has led to 1,450 jobs being created and safeguarded, with £42.6 million of private sector investment leveraged to date.”

“A similar grant programme, the N2 Business Growth Fund, is now in place and I would encourage Nottingham businesses to contact the council’s Growth Hub and Jobs Hub to make sure that they are fully aware of this programme and all other business support opportunities that are available to them.”

The new production unit will be formally opened on Friday, 29th January by Councillor Nick McDonald. This facility will supply quality food supplement products to companies such as Holland and Barrett.