A NORTH Yorkshire Furniture manufacturer has officially opened its new £200,000 showroom as the business celebrates 40 years.

Thirsk-based Treske invited Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, to cut the ribbon at the new facility in Station Road.

The business has expanded its premises in response to a rapidly-increasing order book and demand for its bespoke products for the home.

The extension is called the Lofthouse Building, after Adam Lofthouse, a Treske director who retired last year.

Ms McIntosh said: “I was extremely honoured to open Treske’s new showrooms and extension, which are a real boost to its business and a vote of confidence in Thirsk too.

“The success of Treske is vitally important to the local economy, creating jobs and promoting skilled craftsmanship in the area. Congratulations to Treske on such positive news”

Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske, added: “We were absolutely delighted that our MP and one of our loyal customers, agreed to open our extended and refurbished premises. This is the biggest investment in the company since its formation was formed 40 years ago in 1974.

“It reflects the growing demand for our products from across the United Kingdom and our confidence in the future, which is fuelled by the improving economic climate and the skills and commitment of our staff.”