Business expansion
United Kingdom
East Midlands;
Location of affected unit(s)
Newark and Holbeach St Marks
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.71 - Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes

470 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Food manufacturer Bakkavor has announced plans to create 470 new jobs at two of its sites in the East Midlands. The company which manufacturers a range of food lines including ready meals, delicatessen products and cakes, will be taking on new staff in order to meet the increased demand for these products. 370 jobs will be created at the Bakkavor Desserts production site in Newark, Nottinghamshire. This site which manufactures cakes and desserts will deploy the new staff to create a new night shift as well as boosting numbers on the day shift. In Holbeach St Marks in Lincolnshire, 100 jobs will be added to the Bakkavor Freshcook site, which specialises in ready meals and delicatessen products for the luxury market; one of the contracts which it supplies is for Marks and Spencer's. Currently 1,700 people work at the Newark site and 600 staff work at the Holbeach St Marks plant. The timetable for the creation of the new jobs has not yet been announced.  


  • 9 June 2016: The business desk


Eurofound (2016), Bakkavor, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87875, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87875.