Dee Bee Wholesale, a member of the Today’s Group and The Ramsden Group, has officially launched a new depot on Leeds Road, Hull, marking a return to the city after a 25-year absence.

The six-figure refurbished depot was opened by East Hull MP Karl Turner and has created nearly 30 new jobs.

The Leads Road depot, which is trade only, has already recruited more than 2,000 business customers with more than 30 new registrations coming in each week. Since it began trading in April, it has sold more than 118,000 pints of beer in draft barrels, more than one million cans and bottles of beer and 1.5 million cans or bottles of pop. 

Karl Turner MP said: “It speaks volumes about the great people of this city that when these new jobs were advertised the company was inundated with applications from people genuinely wanting to work here. This is great news for Hull and to see the companies bringing new employment to the east of the city in particular.” 

Nick Ramsden, managing director of the Ramsden Group, said: “Many people remember the Dee Bee brand from when it last had a base in Hull 25 years ago but we have been delighted with the way we have been able to make inroads into our target market further north and west of the city.

“We had over 100 guests and suppliers plus 300 customers attend the official opening on what turned out to be a record six-figure sales day which included a very sweet order for us: 13,000 lkg bags of sugar.”