A SLIME manufacturer set up when the popular children’s craze hit more than seven years ago has moved into a bigger Barnsley premises due to its worldwide success.( Novelty sensory putty retailer Slime Party UK, formerly based in Carlton, has taken over a 14,291sq ft unit at Redbrook Business Park.

Owner Ruby Sheldon said: “I set up after the craze hit the UK in 2017 and my kids were trying to make it.

“I then devised a special compound for our products which means there’s the fun of slime without the mess. ( “In 2022 there were three staff, now it’s 16 and the move will bring ten new jobs later this summer.”

The firm - which has produced more than 800,000 pots of the kids’ favourite - supplies toy shops and stores across the world including Fenwicks and Toytown, with the most distant clients being 13 megastores in Lebanon.( Coun Robin Franklin, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, added: “This is a fantastic story of a local entrepreneur finding success on an international scale with a unique product that children around the world have enjoyed hours of fun with.”( Mayor of Barnsley Coun Mike Stowe will officially open the new base next month.