Booming Staffordshire biscuit-maker bakes up 250 new jobs
A reinvigorated Staffordshire biscuit maker plans to increase its workforce by more than 50 per cent following major investments and impressive sales growth.
The 115-year-old Elkes biscuit company, based at Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, has been given a boost with a combination of successful customer products launches and own label sales in existing lines increasing by a third over the past year. Sales revenue is also set to increase substantially over the next 12 months, backed by further investments.
Currently extended partnerships, new product launches with retailers and the overall growth of own-label biscuits has driven volumes week-by-week, with production volumes expected to increase further during 2024.
Management is now looking to immediately recruit 110 operational and managerial roles including electrical engineers, technicians, packers, machine operators, skills trainers, department managers and hygiene operatives. Available shifts include nights, weekends, continental shifts and rotating early or late shifts.
The total number of opportunities will rise to 250 following further investments early next year.