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200 new jobs to be created at Cavaghan and Gray due to M&S contract

Published on: Tuesday 28th August 2018

One of Carlisle’s most prominent factories has announced a huge jobs boost for the city as it secures new contacts with major food retailer M&S.

2 Sisters Food Group, which runs Cavaghan and Gray, said the deal requires a £7m expansion of the site at Brunel Way and will create 200 new roles.

Carlisle MP John Stevenson said the development is extremely significant for the city.

The factory has taken on M&S’s Gastropub and fish ranges.

William Duncanson, site director, said: “We are extremely proud to have worked closely with M&S for many years and to have been trusted with the production of even more exciting food ranges.

“We take a huge amount of pride in delivering and creating their quality products.

“The team here at Cavaghan and Gray are enormously hard-working and this investment will allow us to continue doing what we love, producing tasty, high quality food that customers love.”

Mr Stevenson said: “This is absolutely fantastic news for Carlisle.

“It demonstrates the confidence that 2 Sisters have in their workforce and the city.

“The creation of 200 jobs for a city of our size is extremely significant and must be hugely welcomed.

“A £7m investment into our city demonstrates that businesses have confidence in Carlisle and there is a growing confidence in the economic success of our city, as demonstrated by this investment and other investments that are going on.

“We have got to keep ensuring that people realise just how good Carlisle is.”

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