Quattro Foods creates jobs after £300k investment

By Gwen Ridler

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Quattro Foods is to create 18 new jobs after a £300k investment. Managing director Sam Brower pictured
Quattro Foods is to create 18 new jobs after a £300k investment. Managing director Sam Brower pictured
Portsmouth-based sauces and soups manufacturer Quattro Foods is to create 18 new jobs, following an investment of more than £300,000.

The company has already created six new roles at its site on Oak Park industrial estate, since taking a ten-year lease at the site at the beginning of 2018.

Quattro’s investment, 20% of which was secured through the Solent LEP funding scheme, included the installation of chillers and freezers. Production at the site began yesterday (10 April).

Commenting on the expansion, managing director Sam Brower said: “With the opportunity to fit out our new premises from scratch, we have been able to include state of the art equipment that will enable us to continue to grow the business further, as well as creating new jobs for local people.

‘Continue to grow’

“I’m really proud to have a great team who have worked so hard since 2010 to make Quattro the success it is today.”

Quattro operates two sites in Portsmouth, with its main manufacturing facility based on Portfield Road. Its recent expansion stemmed from an inability to extend its existing premises.

Brower added: “The landlord at Oak Park Estate has been very supportive and accommodating while we refurbished the new space and there is now potential for Quattro to expand further on this estate in the future.”

The manufacturer supplies its range of products to restaurant chains and small businesses across the UK and Europe. It is also a supplier to NHS Wales and the education sector.

£3m turnover

Quattro’s sales were worth more than £3m last year, which the company expected to increase further in 2018.

The lease for the new unit was brokered by property consultancy Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell, on behalf of a private investor.

Director at the consultancy Tom Holloway said: “With diverse businesses such as Quattro expanding their requirements, this area of Portsmouth is becoming increasingly popular with occupiers looking for well located premises which are simply not available in or close to the city centre.”

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