A Leeds-based manufacturer of men’s fashion accessories has moved into larger offices to accommodate fast company growth.

Established in 2014, Vanacci designs and manufactures innovative men’s accessories, including watches, pendants, wallets, scented jewellery and much more, with new ranges being released every 3 months.

Expanding their office space by 76%, the new base is within a converted mill off Bangor Terrace, Lower Wortley. The firm now operates and produces all its goods from the larger unit measuring 86m2, compared to their previous 20m2 space in Bingley, Bradford.

The increase in size has allowed the business to purchase additional machinery including a lathe and install a permanent photography studio and assembly line. The location also allows for a small staff gym area.

Plans for 2017 include the release of 6 new product ranges and the recruitment of 2 new members of staff to support business growth and development.

Commenting on the expansion, managing director, James Whitworth said:

“The team are incredibly pleased to have been able to increase their work space, allowing for more manufacturing equipment and the opportunity to embrace a whole host of new production methods and techniques. We expanded the team in September 2016 and as a result needed additional space to accommodate the growing business. The larger space has allowed us to be more creative, trying new production methods and purchasing new machinery.

“With the much-needed addition of a lathe for making prototypes, an assembly studio, an upgraded packing area, a dedicated design space and a permanent photo studio, we’re now well equipped to take this Christmas by storm as it usually our busiest time of the year. The most important thing is that we now have room to expand, with plans to add in two new assembly lines over the next year and employ full-time assembly staff to build our products.”

The news follows Vanacci’s recent accreditation from the Made in Britain initiative, which seeks to support and promote British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products.

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Established in 2014, Vanacci injects a fresh and modern feel into men's accessories, combining striking appearances with practical design.

Consisting of a tight-knit team of designers, engineers and fashion professionals, Vanacci is headed-up by co-founder and managing director, James Whitfield. James is supported by fellow co-founders, sales director, Ryan Ward and creative director, Sean Sykes.

The company’s design philosophy combines minimalism with bold and cutting edge practical features to create a product that fulfils a genuine need and serves as an excellent conversation piece.

The company’s product offering includes watches, wallets, bracelets, pendants, cufflinks, and scented jewelry, with new ranges being released every 3 months.

Recently awarded the Made in Britain accreditation, Vanacci is proud to maintain all manufacturing processes in-house, creating handmade, quality products for their customers at the firm’s headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Designed, sourced and assembled entirely by the team at their studio in Leeds, Vanacci products are manufactured in a strict quality controlled environment, before being dispatched to customers internationally.

With retailers and wholesalers in Europe, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the company also has firm plans to dominate the US market over the next few years.

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