Addo Food Group has created 65 jobs at its Palethorpes bakery in Market Drayton

Taken before the Covid-19 outbreak

Addo Food Group has launched a recruitment drive to fill 65 new roles at its Palethorpes bakery in Market Drayton.

The chilled pastry producer said the move was in response to increased production demands during the Covid-19 crisis, as well expansion of new product lines and to support business growth.

The positions cover the manufacturing process at the bakery and include operatives on the make-up and packing lines, as well as fridge and support operatives, and machine minders.

Addo Food Group CEO Deborah Bolton said previous experience in the food manufacturing industry wasn’t essential as full training would be provided.

“Coronavirus has impacted so many hospitality businesses within the UK and many workers from restaurants, pubs and bars across the country have found themselves out of work. We’re pleased to be able to offer positions within our Palethorpes site which may help ease the financial pressure that a lot of people now find themselves in. It’s a really difficult time for small businesses and we must help where we can until the economy is back on track,” she added.

Addo Food Group has five manufacturing sites across the country and produces a range of pork pies, quiches, savoury pies, sausage rolls and other savoury pastries for major retailers, as well as brands Wall’s Pastry and Pork Farms.