East Coast Bakehouse, has announced its plans to expand into other markets as it continues to look beyond the UK for future growth.
Speaking with the Irish Times, Micheal Carey, Co Founder said that the company was expanding into a number of markets currently but still intended to be a major player in the UK also.
“We have continued to export into the UK but we’ve widened out to the US where we now have two retail brand listings, into a couple of European markets and into the Middle East and even Africa, where we’ve just shipped our first order,” Mr Carey said.
“Those were all activities we expected to pursue in years three and four of our initial strategy but in the context of Brexit we felt the need to broaden our footprint more quickly.”
East Coast Bakehouse, which was established by the former management team of the Jacob Fruitfield Group in 2015 and is now the largest individual biscuit production line in Europe, with a capacity to reportedly produce €30 million of biscuits.
The company employs 40 people but 'intends to take on more as production increases and revenues grow'.
“From this quarter on we’ll be running a full day shift in the plant and we intend to grow to have second and third shifts in the future leading to further jobs,” he said.
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