William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) has announced plans to build a new £40 million bakery in Corby, which will initially create 100 new jobs.
The new facility is the company’s second factory, and it has been designed specifically to create sandwich bread for sandwich manufacturers.
WJFG says the factory has been constructed to support the growth of the brand’s main facility in Hull, which produces approximately two million loaves of bread a week.
William Jackson Food Group chief executive officer Norman Souter said: “The Group and its family shareholders have invested significantly in the Hull bakery over recent years, and indeed continue to invest in the Hull site.
“We take a long-term approach to the individual businesses in the Group, allowing them time to grow and develop and we’re very much looking forward to seeing how the next chapter of the bakery’s life unfolds.”
Simon Ball, managing director of Jacksons, added: “The new bakery will help us grow as a business and allow us to build on the great work we do in Hull.
“We have a brilliant team working on the expansion project, and there’s a real buzz of excitement right across our business as we have the opportunity to create something really special which will be at the forefront of bread-making in the UK.”
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