CLEANING products firm Jeyes has relocated its head office from Thetford to a new purpose built site in Cambridge.
A team of 80 staff have made the transfer to the international headquarters at the Cambridge Business Park. The firm’s research and development and manufacturing facilities will remain in Thetford.
Bernard Daymon, chief executive of Jeyes, said the move would help boost company plans for future global growth: “We have a great reputation around the world for producing innovative and market leading household cleaning products. We’re delighted that Cambridge is our new home from where our team will pursue our ambitious growth plans, strengthening our position as a world leader in the household cleaning market.
“With fantastic transport links to London and the world, as well as remaining close to our Thetford R&D base, we’re confident Cambridge is the best place for Jeyes to build a successful future. This is a very exciting move for the company and our team.”
The firm makes the Bloo brand of toilet cleaners, which last year achieved £15.6 million in sales, a 13.4 per cent growth in the market share.
Jeyes which was founded in 1877, now employs 1,750 people around the world and still holds the Royal Warrant which it was given for Jeyes Fluid back in 1896.
The company is behind a variety of household brands including Parazone, Aromair, Globol and Easy.
Meanwhile, Jeyes has secured five million Euros from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to increase its product innovation in Thetford and develop its growth across Central Europe from its base in the Czech Republic where it employs 540 staff.
Sam Erben, treasurer of Jeyes Group said: “We’re very pleased that RBS continues to support Jeyes’ exciting and ambitious development plans as a leader in cleaning and freshening spaces and places. This deal enables expansion of our business in Central Europe and supports our innovation capabilities here in the UK.”