Macphie creates 20 new jobs in £4m factory refit

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

Macphie has created another 20 new roles at its recently refurbished Tannochside, Scotland site
Macphie has created another 20 new roles at its recently refurbished Tannochside, Scotland site

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Scottish ingredients firm Macphie has created 20 new jobs to help fulfil demand at its newly refurbished Tannochside factory.

The manufacturer is looking to hire for 20 new production roles at the site, which restarted production last year after a £4m refit and layout change. This latest wave of recruitment followed the creation of 40 new roles at the business to support the refurbishment.

Macphie said the increase in numbers at the Tannochside site followed a rising demand for its ice cream inclusions for ‘one of the world’s leading dessert businesses’.

Opportunity and expansion

Andy Stapley (pictured), chief executive of Macphie, said: “That increase in demand has led to a fantastic opportunity for us, which is to expand our workforce and continue to thrive in this excelling industry.  

“These appointments will arrive at a crucial point in our evolution at Tannochside and we’re delighted to welcome new faces to the Macphie family as we continue to increase our client base and add to our ever-growing product portfolio.”

Macphie’s recent factory investment programme is the biggest since the site was acquired by the manufacturer in 2000. The business now hires more than 250 across three sites.

The manufacturer planned to add new lines to the Tannochside facility in the coming months as part of its growth plans.

‘Just the start’

“The investment into Tannochside has already enabled us to create and fill 40 job roles in a part of the country that has experienced a number of permanent factory closures,”​ Stapley added. “The 20 additional roles that we have now been able to create highlights the success we have been experiencing – and this is only just the start.

 "Our rapidly climbing rates of production after upping our capacity at the factory indicate that we will continue to grow over the next year and that will hopefully allow us to create new jobs in a broad range of positions.”

Meanwhile, earlier this month, free-from food firm Kirsty’s has created 18 new jobs​ and secured a major retail contract with the support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme.

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