Leeds-based Spinks, the components division of 180-year-old family bedmaker Harrison Spinks, has launched an additional distribution centre and appointed a new commercial director.

The new 35,000 sqft distribution centre is in south Leeds and will be used for the storage of finished goods and raw materials, to enable Spinks to fully utilise the manufacturing space in its existing Leeds factories. Spinks’ wire-drawing lines will also move from Leeds to its main wire-drawing site in Scunthorpe.  

In addition, Emma Davidson has been appointed as commercial director. With previous operational, finance and directorship experience, Emma will be responsible for strengthening the relationship between finance and operations as well as overseeing the new distribution centre. 

Darren Marcangelo, Spinks' MD, says: “The new distribution centre allows us to use our existing facilities purely for manufacturing rather than storage, and we’re incredibly pleased to welcome Emma to spearhead the operation and oversee this transition. This streamlining is particularly timely as demand is high, and so Emma has joined the team at an opportune time.”  

Emma adds: “After working as a consultant for over 10 years, I’m pleased to have joined Spinks and look forward to joining the dots between disciplines and overseeing the evolution to the new distribution centre.” 

Emma has prior experience as finance director at Yorkshire Exhaust Specialists and MD at BR Pharmaceuticals.