EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

2 Sisters Food Group

2 Sisters Food Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: East Derbyshire; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Heanor Gate


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.89 - Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-08-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The 2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to increase its workforce at the Heanor Gate factory in Derbyshire. The site, which manufactures the Matthew Walker range of Christmas puddings, will add 100 new staff over the coming months. The factory is the oldest Christmas pudding manufacturer, having started its production in 1899, and supplies its products to major supermarkets and convenience stores. The company announced in May 2017 that it would be expanding its range to include Christmas cakes and has invested GBP 250,000 (€278,000) in the site. The new jobs follow this investment.

In 2017, 2 Sisters Food Group has already announced expansions at sites in Derby and Coupar Angus, as well as the closure of a site in Smethwick.