Bernard Matthews ‘Back on Track’ After Supermarket Contract Win Leads To 400 New Jobs

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews says it is “back on track” after securing a major supermarket contract which has underpinned the creation of 400 new jobs.

The firm is emerging from a turbulent time after coming close to collapse in 2013, when Rutland Partners stepped in, and tried to lead a turnaround.

In 2016, the Boparan Private Office, owned by food tycoon and 2 Sisters Food Group entrepreneur Ranjit Boparan, bought the firm in a pre-pack deal in 2016 from Rutland Partners, saving 2,000 jobs after the firm posted pre-tax losses of £5.2m.

Now it wants to create an extra 400 jobs at its Great Witchingham site after securing a “substantial amount of business” from a new agreement to supply cooked chicken to a major supermarket chain. It is also planning to invest in its Holton, Halesworth, site, in the next few years, it said.

Courtesy of EDP

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