EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Shropshire CC; Shropshire and Staffordshire; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Market Drayton


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Number Employed: 1000
Group: Northern Foods

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-11-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2004
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2004
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

One of north Shropshire's biggest employers is going to take on 100 more workers during November and December 2004. Palethorpes in Market Drayton is due to take over the manufacturing of sausage rolls and other products for Marks and Spencer from January 2005. The firm, part of the Northern Foods group, employs about 1,000 staff and plans to recruit engineers, production workers and technical staff.