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Wrights Food Group expands team

28 June 2018

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has recruited 60 new staff since the start of the year following a period of growth and investment in new facilities. 

The company predicts that over 100 jobs will have been created by the end of 2018 as it aims to meet the growing demand from the food service, restaurant and retail sectors for its range of savouries, confectionery products and ready meals.

The family run business produces a growing range of baked and unbaked products including pies, sausage rolls, pasties, ready meals, desserts, cakes and sandwiches. Currently the company employs 600 staff at its main manufacturing site we and retail shops across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

New positions within the organisation have included 50 additional factory production workers, a new procurement manager, a new HR executive, three shift managers and four additons to the food development team.

The growth in staff reflects the company’s recent expansion and investment into its factories and site facilities which includes a £1million expansion and refurburbishment to the staff welfare centre, expanding the canteen area and installing new bathrooms and changing room space.

Speaking about the company’s growth, Peter Wright, CEO said: “Over the last 12 months we have experienced rising demand for our products and the reinvestment in the business enables us to enhance capacity as well as maintain the outstanding product quality we are known for. We are excited about our future plans for growth as we continue to advance our operation.”

Over the past two decades, the company has invested more than £30 million in its food manufacturing facilities and distribution centre in Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent, developing state-of-the art factories for producing confectionery, ready meals and savouries.

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