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Family-owned Solihull business to move into bigger premisses

Solihull Editorial 28th Oct, 2022   0

A FAMILY-OWNED company is the latest letting at Blythe Valley Park’s Connexion II industrial scheme.

Reeley Ltd, one of the UK’s leading specialists in lifts, escalator and stairlift components will be taking the unit on a 10-year lease.

Founded in 1989 by Harold Reeley and now owned and managed by his daughter, Angie, the business has grown into a multimillion-pound operation, with a turnover of £3.5m.

Reeley is taking one of three units ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 sq ft at the site located off junction 4 of the M42.

Managing director Angie Smith said: “I took over the business in 1999 after my dad died from a sudden illness. Mum was dependent on the business for income and I had to step up fast and hit the floor running.

“Working alongside my husband, Gary, we operated from our spare bedroom and soon our can-do attitude, technical knowledge and fast response built us a strong reputation in the industry.

“Here we are now taking space to future proof the business for another 20 years to accommodate growth for the next generation, which includes my daughter and her husband.

“The unit is a big move up, but we’ve been looking for a while and we know opportunities like this don’t come along very often. Connexion II is the full package – the building, the location and the setting.”

Reeley is looking to relocate in February 2023 with the first unit at Connexion ready for occupation in December of this year.

Deborah Fennel park manager at Blythe Valley Park said: “Reeley is going to fit right in at Blythe Valley Park.

They share many of the values of our forward-thinking office occupiers who want a first-class working environment with wellbeing as its focus.

“Positioned right at the front of the business park, Connexion II offers convenient access for their trade customers and I think their team will enjoy many of our community events too.

“It’s good to hear that they’re looking to be here for the long term and we’re looking forward to playing a big part in their future.”


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