50 North East jobs to be created by UK’s largest gluten free biscuit manufacturer
A biscuit manufacturer based in the North East has announced plans to create over 50 new jobs.
Northumbrian Fine Foods is set to create more than 50 permanent roles at its factory based in Team Valley.
The Gateshead firm, which produces biscuits for own-label supermarket products as well as Prewett’s branded biscuits, was acquired by Biscuit International in 2018, and is the UK’s largest manufacturer of gluten and milk free biscuits.
This latest recruitment drive has been propelled by strong performance within the gluten free biscuit & cookies category as well as its co-manufacturing business, all of which led to sales turnover doubling twice between 2014 and 2021.
Neil McAndry, managing director of Northumbrian Fine Foods, commented: “NFF have outperformed the market increasing sales significantly vs. the same period last year and represent a strong driver of growth within the category.
“Driven by our role as a ‘centre of excellence’ in free-from production we have enjoyed increasing demand for our products over the last few years.
“As a result of this growth, we have made the decision to expand our operating hours by 20 percent, creating over 50 new roles right here in the North East.”
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