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M&S deal for Cavaghan and Gray worth £150m for Carlisle

Published on: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Cavaghan and Gray is celebrating a £150m business boost which bosses say has cemented the future of the business.

2 Sisters Group, which runs the site in Durranhill Industrial Estate, Carlisle, announced the news this week that it will invest £7m in the city factory and create 200 new jobs as a result of winning new contracts with M&S.

The business, which is already one of the biggest suppliers to M&S in the UK, will grow by about 20 per cent.

General manager Emma Routledge said the five-year deal is set to bring in £30m every year.

"Cavaghan and Gray has been long-established in Carlisle as a major employer.

"It just cements our future in terms of our position as a supplier to M&S and our position as an employer in Carlisle so it's fantastic news," she said.

"We had a low point in 2004/ 2005 when we shut our London Road site but since then the business has gone from strength to strength.

"We had a significant business gain back in 2013 and another one here in 2018.

"This latest business win will be about £30m of the business and that will be in place by the end of January 2019 and another 200 people coming to work with us.

"At the moment our turnover will be about £145m and with this new business win it will be up to £175m, getting towards £180m so it's a significant size."

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