Over 1,000 jobs to be created in the Humber region

North Lincolnshire’s manufacturing sector is be boosted to the tune of 1,200 new jobs.

Kitchen manufacturer and retailer Wren Kitchens is to create up to 1,200 new jobs at its Barton-upon-Humber headquarters as it prepares to invest over £120m in its fourth manufacturing facility in the Humber region.

The retailer is submitting a planning application for a new 910,000sq ft facility to be built behind the existing factory on part of its 180-acre site.

Wren currently employs more than 1,500 people at its headquarters in Barton, with another 1,000 employed at its sites in Scunthorpe, Howden and Hull. Should planning application be approved, Wren says it is confident that up to 1,200 new jobs will be created when the factory is fully operational.

Aside from the new manufacturing roles, Wren revealed it will also be creating new positions in IT development, engineering, customer service and product development to keep pace with growing customer demand.

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