Village Bakery to create 115 roles at rebuilt factory

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Village Bakery is creating 50 jobs at its new bakery
Village Bakery is creating 50 jobs at its new bakery

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Jones Village Bakery is to create 50 new jobs with another 65 on the way as it nears the opening of its new 13,006m2 ‘super bakery’ on the Wrexham industrial estate.

The new bakery is four times the size the baker’s original site, which was destroyed in a fire in August 2019.

Village Bakery is offering 30 full-time and 20 part-time roles at the new production site in the first phase of an expansion plan that will ultimately see 115 new jobs being created.

Managing director Robin Jones said: “This is a hugely exciting time for the Jones Village Bakery. Whilst we’re going to move some staff in from our bakery in Minera to help launch the new bakery, we’ve got vacancies at our other bakeries and we’re just trying to get people in to come on the journey of growth with us.

Growth ambition

“We’ve got huge ambitions to grow this business. We need those people with us now so that by this time next year, they are running the machines, they are supervising the bakery equipment, and they are running a team of people.”

Village Bakery’s new site will house the company’s main offices and will feature a new baking academy and new product development kitchen, while the bakery will be fitted with the latest and most technologically advanced equipment. The site is planned to be up and running before the end of July 2021.

Group human resources manager Jason Page added: “We are in full recruitment mode at the moment and that’s testament to the Jones Village Bakery’s success.

Opportunities

“The new super bakery gives us the capacity to continue growing which means there are great opportunities for people who want to join and contribute to a winning team.”

The company, which currently employs more than 400 people, has two other bakeries on the industrial estate and another in the nearby village of Minera.

Meanwhile, Warburtons is investing £56m and creating 150 new jobs​ to help boost manufacturing and distribution capabilities to manage increased demand for innovative and daily fresh products across the country.

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