Business expansion
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; East Derbyshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Heanor Gate
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.89 - Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The 2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to increase its workforce at the Heanor Gate factory in Derbyshire. The site, which manufactures the Matthew Walker range of Christmas puddings, will add 100 new staff over the coming months. The factory is the oldest Christmas pudding manufacturer, having started its production in 1899, and supplies its products to major supermarkets and convenience stores. The company announced in May 2017 that it would be expanding its range to include Christmas cakes and has invested GBP 250,000 (€278,000) in the site. The new jobs follow this investment.

In 2017, 2 Sisters Food Group has already announced expansions at sites in Derby and Coupar Angus, as well as the closure of a site in Smethwick.


  • 16 August 2017: Derby Telegraph


Eurofound (2017), 2 Sisters Food Group, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91897, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91897.