Faccenda consolidates its position as a leading UK food business with major factory investment

July 22nd, 2013

Telford, UK – Faccenda Group Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent food producers, has today announced plans for further expansion with the building of a new factory at its Telford site. Building work will commence later this month on the 100,000 square foot food processing facility, which will be constructed alongside the existing 56,000 square foot factory facility. The announcement follows last year’s acquisition by Faccenda of turkey business Cranberry Foods to create a major cross sector food business with significant penetration in the UK’s growing retail and food service industry. Faccenda’s Managing Director Andy Dawkins commented on the expansion:
“This is another major step in delivering Faccenda’s growth strategy. It signals a step change in our capability to satisfy our customers requirements for innovative fresh and convenience food solutions.” He added: “ Building the new facility at our Telford site will support this strategy by delivering a more streamlined, simple and efficient supply chain and create the space for rapid future growth, in both volume and product diversity, to our customers.”
The new facility also signals significant investment in the Telford area. Faccenda’s Operations Director, Phil Davidson commented:
“We have worked closely in partnership with the local authority during the planning stages of this project. We are delighted to be able to bring inward investment in manufacturing to Telford and secure a significant workforce in the region.”
Councillor Charles Smith, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Housing, Development and Borough Towns, said:
“We are a business winning and business supporting council and have recently launched our Invest In Telford programme to encourage companies to relocate here. A key part of that programme is also about supporting existing businesses to reach their maximum potential and remove any red tape in their way that prevents that. We have been working very closely with Faccenda to enable them to develop their Hortonwood site and I am delighted that they are now able to make this announcement.”
The current site in Telford will remain open and functioning during the construction of the new site. It is envisaged the new factory will be completed by mid-2014 and fully operational by January 2015.

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