EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

The Village Bakery

Company/Organisation:
The Village Bakery

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Flintshire and Wrexham; East Wales; Wales
Location of affected unit(s): Wrexham

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.7 - Manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products
Number Employed: 450

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-05-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 50

Additional Information

Wrexham based bakers The Village Bakery have announced that they are to create 50 new jobs. The group which operates from three sites on the Wrexham Industrial Estate and one site in Minera, a small village just outside the town, currently employs 450 employees, so once the new jobs are added, the headcount will reach 500. Twelve positions will be for apprentices who will be trained at the firm's Baking Academy and Innovation Centre. The company has been able to create these new positions in response to higher customer demand. The timeframe for filling the jobs has not been reported, though recruitment is already underway.