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Doughnut Firm Project D To Create 100 New Jobs In Derby

31 Oct 2020

Doughnut Firm Project D To Create 100 New Jobs In Derby

A locally-based doughnut firm called Project D has said they will create 100 new jobs in their hometown of Derby.

The move comes as Project D are looking to expand their business to a UK-wide audience but will keep a Derby base as their main distribution hub.

The company will now set up a new bakery production facility in Derby’s Spondon area which will operate 24 hours a day.

Currently, Project D can only offer its doughnut products as far as parts of the Midlands and Yorkshire but has plans to open new facilities in both Manchester and London in the next six months.

The expansion plans - and push for dozens of new staff in Derby - are fuelled by an increase in demand for their product range during the UK’s lockdown period of COVID-19.

Announcing the expansion plans, co-founder of the doughnut company, Max Poynton, said: “This is a really big step for Project D, but the time is definitely right. We just can’t keep up with the demand in the bakery we have at the moment and we get enquiries all the time from areas outside of our current delivery routes, so we know the market is there.”

“We are already interviewing for new bakers and delivery drivers and we anticipate that we will need more and more in the run up to Christmas. It’s going to be all hands on deck.”

“This is a really exciting time for Project D and we are really grateful to the people of Derby for supporting us. We are all from Derby ourselves and this will always be Project D’s home, but we’re definitely ready for the next step and to take on the rest of the UK,” added Mr Poynton.

If you too are from Derby, or you are living and studying in the city, then we can help you find some flexible work in the area. There will, obviously, be fewer vacancies than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there should still be something to suit your requirements. Get started now from our page of Student Vacancies in Derby.

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