08 Jan 2015 Ninety New Jobs Announced for Bernard Matthews
Bernard Matthews, the UK’s largest turkey company, had announced plans to create ninety new permanent roles at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk.
The company, which is one of the region’s largest agricultural employers, has seen demand continue to grow for its all year round business and as a result plans to open its South Site operation on a permanent basis.
Rob Burnett, CEO of Bernard Matthews, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the creation of these ninety new roles, which is not only good for the business it’s also great news for the local economy.”
Burnett continues: “Over the last few years we have set ourselves the challenge of returning to profitability and a key part of this is growing the demand for our products all year round – not simply at Christmas. This strategy has begun to bear fruit and we will be effectively and profitably utilising the capacity at our Great Witchingham site.”
The business employs 1850 people across Norfolk and Suffolk, producing branded and own label poultry products for the UK’s leading retailers.