The £2 million Magnum Services’ advanced document management centre at Goole, one of three Houlton design and build projects for local companies on the town’s Glews Hollow site, was selected for a Royal visit as an example of succcessful local enterprise.
Officials planning the visit by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, to formally open the nearby £multi-million float glass factory asked Magnum if the Prince could also look at their project. Finding it was virtually complete they then suggested the Duke might like to open it. Managing director Steve Ewen and his team, busy transferring a quarter of million archive boxes to their new home, hadn’t really got round to considering formal openings and naturally welcomed the idea.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved so a Royal visit set the seal on what is a major step forward in our continuing programme of investment and development of our products and services. “ said Steve. Sales director Justin Welton said “A wealth of knowledge and experience we have gained over the years has gone into the design of our new centre. At present we convert around two million pieces of paper a month into an electronic format and store millions of files – both totals are set to increase with the opening of the new facility.”
Houlton, who earlier completed the neighbouring Technikraft office and warehouse and handed over a similar complex to Grotech Production on the next door plot, see the Magnum project as further evidence of the exciting growth prospects along the M62 corridor. “Goole is getting a fair share of this growth and it is good to see enterprising home-grown ventures forging ahead alongside the national and international companies we have built for in this area.” said David Padden, Houlton’s Construction Director.
Magnum Services provides a range of storage, conversion and management solutions for many forms of documentation and its associated media, including paper, microfilm, CD, Xrays and magnetic tape.