Burton’s Biscuit Company creates engineering team

By Laurence Gibbons

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Burton's has forged a new engineering team
Burton's has forged a new engineering team
Burton’s Biscuit Company has created a new team to develop its engineering strategy, to be led by Derek Harris.

Harris, who will hold the newly created position of engineering development manager, will oversee the team dedicated to supporting business growth in domestic and international markets.

The team will develop standardised processes and practices to drive continuous improvement and excellence in engineering across the business, the firm claimed.

The manufacturer of brands such as Wagon Wheels, Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Cadbury biscuits has committed to investing £1M over the next four years to develop new engineering talent.


This will be primarily through a newly launched apprenticeship programme and collaboration with the Food and Drink Federation and Sheffield Hallam University on its MEng Food Engineering degree, which launches in September 2014.

The firm also plans to invest £15M across its factories​ to help it grow its share of the snacking market.

Simon Bourne, director of operations at Burton’s, said the creation of the new team was a reflection of the firm’s commitment to excellence in engineering and to developing new talent, practises and technology.

“We have invested over £40M in our manufacturing operations in just three years which has resulted in increased use of highly advanced technology, such as control rooms at each of our sites,”​ he added.

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