Burton’s to add jobs at flagship Welsh site

By Noli Dinkovski contact

- Last updated on GMT

Burton’s portfolio includes Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels
Burton’s portfolio includes Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels

Related tags: Bakery & confectionery, Training & recruitment

Burton’s Biscuit Co is to hire close to 30 new people at its flagship bakery in Llantarnam, south Wales, to meet rising demand for its products.

The biscuit maker is to create both supervisor and support roles, including technicians and production operatives, following a ramp up in supermarket sales.

The Llantarnam manufacturing site employs 650 people and produces more than 40,000t of biscuits a year, including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels.

Committed to growth

Burton’s managing director Simon Browne said: We’re committed to maintaining our current growth and are delighted to be giving dozens of people the opportunity to join our successful, award-winning team at Llantarnam.

“We want to fill the posts quickly and are inviting applications via our website now.”

Last February, Burton’s bought sweet and biscuit maker Thomas Fudge’s​, which also makes Marmite products under licence.

In November, it broadened its portfolio with the acquisition of shortbread and chutney maker Paterson Arran​, which operates two production facilities in Scotland.

Increased supermarket business

Browne added: “Recent acquisitions and increased business with some of the UK’s leading supermarket groups have contributed to substantial business growth and enhanced output at the Llantarnam manufacturing site.”

Last year, Food Manufacture​ was given a tour of Burton’s Edinburgh site by factory manager Alan Goldie as part of the monthly Me and My Team series of profiles​. Goldie detailed how he had used motivation and technology to help create a culture shift at the factory.

In an exclusive video interview filmed during the visit, Goldie claimed to be on a quest to find the “golden ticket”​ of further unlocking employee engagement and improving site performance.

Related topics: Bakery, Operations, People & Skills

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