A growing North West business relocated its UK headquarters to a larger facility at Moss Industrial Estate in Leigh.

Northern Valve and Fitting Company Ltd (NVFCL) was incorporated in 2011 and acquired by business partners, Patrick Drury and Darrell Jones, in 2018 who shared a vision to increase their UK market share and become a global competitor in the face of stiff competition from the USA.

With 16 employees, covering business development, engineering and technical sales, NVFCL supplies high quality components to the oil, gas, pharmaceutical, automotive and hydrogen industries. In 2018, NVFCL became the only authorised distributor in the UK and Ireland for global manufacturer, FITOK.

The NVFCL team celebrated the opening of their new 12,000 sq ft headquarters in March with special guests including Leigh MP, James Grundy, and Hariz Grozdanic, the European director for the FITOK Group.

The business has experienced significant growth at Moss Industrial Estate, taking its first 1,000 sq ft unit on the estate back in 2018. In 2019, the business relocated to a larger 2,800 sq ft unit, which is still in operation today as their Pressure Test and Conference Centre. In 2020, a sales office opened in Aberdeen, followed by an additional 3,800 sq ft unit at Moss Industrial Estate in 2021, which will now be relocated into the new headquarters.

Patrick Drury, director of Northern Valve and Fitting Company, said: “We are really excited to open our new headquarters at Moss Industrial Estate, who have fully supported us with our growth over the last 6 years.

“We take great pride in our high standards within the industry and in our technical accreditations, both of which led to us becoming the sole distributor for FITOK in the UK and Ireland. The technical sales support we offer our customers is second to none and is greatly valued by our customers.

“Our open day event was a huge success and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to join us and celebrate this special occasion. Our focus for the future is very much on reaffirming our commitment to our customers and supply chains, growing our UK market, and providing what our customers want, when they want it.”

Moss Industrial Estate is home to around 100 local businesses of varying sizes and industries. It is owned by George Moss & Sons and managed by GM Property Management, who are currently working towards making the estate carbon neutral through a range of sustainability initiatives, including the refurbishment of its older units.

Neill Wood, managing director of GM Property Management, said: “It is a very exciting time for Patrick, and Darrell, and the team at Northern Valve and Fitting Company. They are one of our largest and long-standing tenants at Moss Industrial Estate and we are very pleased to have been able to support them with their growth and wish them every success in their new headquarters.”


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