At least eight new jobs have been created following a £1.5 million investment in a brand new service station at the heart of the South Cave community.
Local residents and commuters will once again benefit from the service station on the M62 corridor when it reopens today.
With eight retail jobs already created, further are expected when Subway opens on the site in early 2016, adding to the one stop shop for all grocery and fuel needs. The forecourt is part of a multi-million pound investment in the Sewell on the go estate, with further plans in the pipeline for next year.
Patrick Sewell, Manager Director of Sewell on the go, said: “The multi-million pound investment across the estate is not only improving facilities but creating new jobs and supporting local employment.
“Our staff are a key part of our business and we are improving the environment in which they work too, creating a clean, modern and welcoming feel for them and our customers.”
Sales Assistant Theresa Redshaw has worked for Sewell on the go in South Cave for 18 months and said she is delighted the service station is reopening its doors.
She said: “I’m so excited and it’s going to make a big difference to people in the area, as the variety of stock is so great.
“It’s a very modern environment and working here is like working for a family, which I absolutely love. The training for new staff is fantastic.”
All 12 Sewell on the go fuel and convenience stores offer free WIFI, free ATMs, Costa coffee, BP fuel and everyday essentials.
Half a dozen new locally-made products have been added to the retailer’s range alongside more than 100 others. These include ale, eggs, bread, snack and cereal bars and confectionary at the 24 hour forecourt. Customers and suppliers are now being encouraged to suggest products they would like to see in store as part of a local produce campaign.
“It’s about increasing the offer for our customers and making it more convenient to pick up everything they need whenever they stop off to refuel, or on their way home from work.
“Shopping local is something we wholeheartedly support. It shows our commitment to backing other local businesses and supporting the local economy.Choice is very important and our range of locally produced products is ever increasing.
“We are really excited about the reopening of the store and feel it will provide a great service to the people of South Cave, the surrounding areas and commuters.”
Wold Top Brewery in Driffield is among the local suppliers used by Sewell on the go, with a variety of beers on offer at South Cave service station. Gill Mellor, Director at Wold Top Brewery, said the partnership is positive for all involved.
“Petrol forecourt shops are the ideal local route to market for Wold Top, with easy access for delivery and customers, long opening hours and easy parking, so no distance to carry heavy goods like bottled beers,” she said.
“When they’re locally owned too, it’s a win win situation. The partnership we have with Sewell on the go is fantastic and, for us, there is a real future in convenience stores such as South Cave.”
Serving more than four million customers every year, Sewell on the go makes sure communities and customers have everything they need to keep going, at home or on the move, day or night.
Sewell Construction, sister company to Sewell on the go, started work on the service station site in June and the number of parking spaces has increased to 25, with improved access to the eight fuel pumps, as well as a Costa.
A Christmas Cracker event to mark the reopening of the service station is planned to take place at the site on December 12, from 3pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, with festive refreshments, Santa and reindeer among the entertainment.