In August, mushroom processor Hughes Mushrooms created up to 100 jobs after opening a new production facility in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The site will initially create 70 full-time jobs, with an additional 30 workers to be recruited by the end of 2017.
The Northern Ireland-based business will open the facility – near Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire – after an increased demand for home-grown mushrooms, it said.
Hughes Mushrooms’ business development director Emmet Hughes said: “We believe the scale and ambition of our investment is unprecedented in the UK mushroom industry and the world-class facility we’re creating in East Yorkshire is unrivalled in Europe.”
The new facility was designed to be the most energy-efficient mushroom production site in the UK, Hughes claimed. It is equipped with technology designed to improve quality while reducing waste, road-miles and emissions.