A gift box company, which started in lockdown, has snapped up a second warehouse to aid expansion at the Northedge Business Park in Derby.

Colleague Box started with one gift box to keep colleagues connected during lockdown and has grown rapidly – turning over one million pounds in just six months.

The online company uses Royal Mail to deliver letter box sized giftboxes containing a variety of goodies such as retro sweets, chocolates, alcohol, stationery and pamper products all of which can be personalised.

David Brown Commercial has agreed a new letting on behalf of Morgan Industrial Properties of a unit to a growing Derby business personalised gift box company.

Michael Green of David Brown Commercial, said: “Colleague Box has taken occupation of the unit within two weeks of agreeing a deal.

“They required additional space due to a growing order book and have taken this unit in addition to their other unit in Nottingham Road.

“My hope is that they continue to grow and are able to consolidate both units into a new bespoke unit on the new phase 5 of the Northedge Business Park in the coming years.”

Adam Bamford of Colleague Box said: “We needed a modern, clean unit to expand into due to our continued growth. The unit at Northedge provided the perfect opportunity being a new build in an established estate close to the A61 and A38 trunk roads. We are delighted with the quick turnaround and our new unit.”