A £1m investment in a Malpas company has paved the ‘whey’ for the construction of a bespoke, cutting and packing hall for speciality cheese.
Milk Link has announced the major new investment at its Reece’s Creamery, in Malpas.
The speciality cheese facility will give Milk Link the capability to cut and pack a range of traditional hard-pressed and crumbly territorial cheeses for customers in the UK and abroad.
Building work on the new packing hall started this week and it is hoped it will be fully operational in September.Š The facility will create more than 20 new jobs for the area and staff recruitment and training starts this month.
Mark Frankcom, director of speciality cheese for Milk Link, said: “This investment will significantly enhance our capability in speciality cheese and enable us to deliver more of what our customers need to win in this growing sector of the market.”
Milk Link's HR Manager, Tony Merrett said: “The new facility will provide well paid and secure employment opportunities at all levels to people in the Malpas area. Milk Link is committed to being an employer of choice and as such puts great emphasis on the training and development of our people.
“Recruitment for the new Malpas packing plant will now begin, with comprehensive training being given from May onwards. The new opportunities range from operations management, to production supervisory and operator roles. These may include full-time and part-time roles done on a job share basis. Any person who is interested in employment with our company should write to me at our Malpas site.”