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Jobs Boost For Northumbrian Fine Foods Following Investment

Jobs Boost For Northumbrian Fine Foods Following Investment
June 08
12:12 2016

Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2 million in new baking production capabilities that will create around 40 new jobs at its Gateshead facility. The investment is the result of soaring demand for the company’s biscuits in the ‘free from’ sector that has seen turnover increase over the last five years by 80%.

The baking oven will increase production capacity at NFF by 40% and will principally focus on the manufacture of ‘indulgent’ cookies, rotary moulded biscuits and bake bars such as Granola. The 40 new jobs created by the investment will see total employment at the plant increase to around 200 people.

Stewart McLelland, managing director of NFF, says: “We have seen significant growth in the ‘free from’ market for our ‘indulgent cookies’ and other biscuits, especially from the multiple retail sector. The new baking oven will play a key role in meeting current demand and also ensure that we can continue to grow the business significantly over the coming years.”

As well as supermarket own-label products, NFF also manufactures biscuits under the Prewett’s brand, which has enjoyed recent success with a significant expansion in its range to include milk-free biscuits, ‘indulgent’ all-butter cookies and individually wrapped chocolate coated biscuit bars, all of which are gluten free.

“We are planning further extensions to our range that will focus on everyday favourite biscuits in a variety of formats,” adds Stewart McLelland.

About 60% of the UK’s gluten free sweet biscuit production is carried out at the NFF site in Gateshead. The new bake transporting oven will become fully operational by September and the recruitment process for new employees has now commenced.

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