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Pukka Pies Filling 150 New Leicestershire Jobs

20 Nov 2017

Pukka Pies Filling 150 New Leicestershire Jobs

Pukka Pies is to create 150 new Leicestershire jobs if planning permission for a new production and distribution facility in Syston is passed by Charnwood Borough Council.

Pukka Pies already has headquarters in Syston and the new 4,736 square metre factory would be located nearby.

Pukka Pies already employs 350 full and part time staff at its Leicestershire headquarters but the recruitment drive for 150 new employees would add more than 40 per cent to its staff headcount in the area.

A spokesperson for Pukka Pies said: “The application for the extension to our existing manufacturing and distribution complex at The Half Croft, Syston, is a great step towards future proofing Pukka Pies’ continued growth in the national market and will have a positive impact on the local economy.​”

“The proposals have been very positively received by the local community and statutory authorities and we have a great deal of confidence that Charnwood Borough Council will assess the proposals expeditiously,” added the Pukka spokesperson.​

Eric Vardy, a Councillor for Charnwood Borough Council, got behind the plans, saying: “We want a strong and lasting economy in Charnwood, so I welcome news that a high-profile business like ​Pukka wants to invest in its future and create jobs in the borough.​”

“Encouraging growth is a top priority for the council and we have recently created the ‘inCharnwood’ brand to make sure businesses around the country know that Charnwood is a great place to invest in,” added Councillor Vardy.​

Charnwood Borough Council will now consider the plans for the new production and distribution facility and Pukka expects to gain approval for its new Leicestershire factory early in 2018.

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