The company supplies confectionery to high-end independent retailers and visitor attractions in the UK, and in 2019, purchased hf Chocolates, a leading importer, distributor and wholesaler of fine chocolates and novelties.
It has seen exponential year-on-year expansion, with hf Chocolates alone increasing by 40% since its acquisition and, as such, has outgrown its current home at nearby Thorpe Arch in Wetherby.
At 56,600 ft2, the Moorside site is more than double the footprint of Bon Bon’s current premises, providing the ambitious business with room to grow. It will also bring all Bon Bon’s and hf Chocolate operations under one roof that further increases efficiencies.
Steve Campbell, Bon Bon’s Managing Director, said: “This move highlights a significant period in Bon Bon’s growth. We have aggressive expansion plans which simply weren’t possible due to space constraints at our previous site. At the same time, it was important to maintain our Yorkshire roots as most of our staff live within 10 miles of our facility. Moorside met and exceeded all our requirements. All our current 63 staff will move with the business, so we retain our Bon Bon’s ‘family’ as well as their knowledge and expertise. The plan is to continue to employ locally as we grow.”
Campbell also said the company is “here for the long term,” and has invested approximately £1 million in its fabric and infrastructure.