Welsh Government helps to create 60 new jobs

The Welsh GovernmentWelsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart has visited the Village Bakery in Wrexham with UK Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Green to announce more than 60 new jobs at the rapidly-expanding business.

More than 20 new jobs have already been created at Village Bakery – with a further 40 to follow – as a result of a £1.8 million expansion supported by the Welsh Government.

The investment will more than double staff numbers at the site and enable the business to increase capacity, invest in equipment and introduce additional lines to take advantage of new contracts from major supermarkets.

Mrs Hart said: “This is excellent news. This investment and expansion will not only support the growth of the business and is already creating new jobs, but will bring additional benefits to the Welsh economy through increased supply chain activity.

“I am pleased financial support from the Agri Food Development Fund enabled The Village Bakery to respond swiftly to maximise commercial opportunities as they arose with their key customers. It is another example of how the Welsh Government is helping business growth and job creation.”

During a tour of the facility MD Robin Jones spoke of the company’s ambitions to grow the business and said: “We were recently recognised as Wales’ fastest growing company and have a desire to continue this rapid growth and have an appetite for expansion.”

The Village Bakery, which is based in a 30,000 sq ft unit on Wrexham Industrial Estate, began trading in 2011 and has seen turnover increase from £400,000 to £6 million.

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