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Transport and warehousing business NC Cammack & Son has revealed it is on track for a record year as it celebrates its centenary.

Revenues for the Essex-based company, which is part of the Kinaxia Logistics group, are forecast to reach £8m for 2019, up from £7.3m, boosted by additional work for existing customers and new contracts.

Cammack’s growth this year has led to the creation of 10 new roles, taking staff numbers to 60.

Most of its warehousing activities involve handling consignments of imported dried fruit, grains and pulses.

MD Jim Cammack said volumes have surged amid growing demand from UK food manufacturers and retailers as consumers adopt healthier diets.

He said TV programmes such as The Great British Bake Off may have also helped to increase the popularity of dried fruit, as more people try their hands at home baking.

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As well as foodstuffs, Cammack’s warehouse handles a range of lifestyle goods such as garden furniture.

Cammack said volumes of these have risen as more householders invest in their homes instead of taking holidays abroad and seek to take advantage of the warmer British summer weather.

“We have successfully expanded and developed the business in recent years, with a succession of new contracts as well as seeing additional volumes from existing customers such as food manufacturers, distributors and retailers," Cammack said. “We have an excellent and growing client base and good staff, which has put us in a strong position alongside continued investment in our fleet and warehouse.

“This year has been busier than ever, with more freight coming in and going out quicker due to rising demand in our key markets."