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Flooring firm V4 Woodflooring creates new posts with investment in distribution centre

V4storyA FLOORING company is getting ready to launch a distribution warehouse and trade centre in Castle Donington.

V4 Woodflooring, based in Surrey, has invested £600,000 transforming a unit at Langham Park, close to East Midlands Airport.

The warehouse is its fifth in the UK and will create several jobs over the coming months.

Managing director Chris Vincent will unveil the warehouse alongside Shaun Ambrose-Jones, chairman of Castle Donington Parish Council, at a ceremony tomorrow.

He said: "The Castle Donington facility will enable the company to better serve its trade customers in the Midlands and the North.

"It is an ideal location, with great transport links, and will complement our base in the South.

"The business is growing year-on-year and has ambitious plans for the future, and we hope that the Castle Donington site will grow as V4 expands."

V4 Woodflooring sells to retailers and is one of the UK's leading suppliers of hardwood flooring.

Its other four warehouses are all in Surrey, with 30 people employed across the sites.

In other jobs news, it has been revealed around 500 people came through the doors of a job fair at the Market Hall in Burton looking for work.

There were 28 employers and service providers, some of whom offered 12 people a job on the day and interviews to a further 35 people.

In total, 242 application forms and CVs were completed and submitted to employers and 20 people were enrolled on to training programmes. On top of that, 226 follow-up appointments were also made with local service providers and employers.

The event was organised by East Staffordshire Borough Council in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, Burton and South Derbyshire College, Business Enterprise Support, East Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Service and two housing associations.

Council leader Richard Grosvenor praised the event.

He said: "The Job Opportunities Days have been running for five years and these events have grown from strength to strength.

"The job fairs offer a range of employment, training and volunteering opportunities, support for self employment and general guidance towards making important lifestyle decisions.

"These events offer routes into sustainable employment, which will assist in improving the quality of life, raise aspirations and provide a better standard of living for local residents."

The next Job Opportunities Day will be held on August 20, with the venue yet to be confirmed.