Local convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is looking to grow from 650 colleagues to nearly 1,000 people by this summer, as part of a multi-million pound expansion to produce chilled ready meals for a major supermarket chain. Rother Valley MP, Alexander Stafford visited the Kiveton-based company to meet the team and to see how the construction work was coming along.

“It was a real pleasure to meet the General Manager, Darren Haywood and members of the Greencore team. The site is one of the largest quiche bakeries in the UK and a leading supplier of chilled soup for supermarkets. As the company embarks on bringing the production of chilled ready meals on board, I am delighted that this signals the confidence and trust that the retailer has in Greencore, which in turn provides long term job opportunities for people in the local community.”

Site General Manager, Darren Haywood, said; “Alexander has been incredibly helpful and supportive of what we do here. Most recently, he sponsored the Gulliver’s Valley Jobs Fair last month, which gave us the opportunity to showcase the fantastic variety of roles on offer at Greencore. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity to share our exciting plans with Alexander, and to show him around what will be our new state-of-the art food manufacturing site, which is due to open at the end of June. We are grateful for the support that he has given us, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Kiveton later in the year.”

The site is hosting an open day for potential new starters on 27 April from 3-6pm, where people can either pre-register by emailing zoe.arstall@greencore.com or you can simply turn up on the day (Greencore Kiveton, Mansfield Road, Sheffield, S26 5PF). You can visit greencore.com/careers for more information.

The Greencore site in Kiveton has produced food for nearly 100 years, having initially opened as Sutherlands in 1927, before transitioning to Hazlewood Foods and Greencore since 2002.

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