A spokeswoman for the company confirmed the producer was looking for new members of staff to join the business, but declined to comment on the roles available or when it expected hiring to begin.
The announcement followed a meeting between Lincolnshire food producers and local MPs, arranged by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). During the event, Seachill managing director Simon Smith raised an issue about the lack of public transport links to the processor’s site.
Find a solution
It is understood that Seachill, North East Lincolnshire Council and Grimsby MP Melanie Onn are working together to find a solution.
The plan to create new jobs has come less than two months after Seachill announced it was aiming to fill 120 new roles by the end of September. The recruitment drive resulted from a “significant expansion” of the business.
Local publication the Grimsby Telegraph linked the latest raft of hires to the manufacturer securing a contract to supply Tesco with shellfish, in a deal believed to be worth £50m.
Seachill was purchased by Hilton Food Group in November 2017 for £80.8m as part of the latter’s plan to broaden its offer into fish and seafood to its UK and overseas customers.