1,200 new Humber jobs in Wren Kitchens expansion

Wren Kitchens is to invest £120 million into a new facility at its Barton-upon-Humber headquarters in a project that will create 1,200 jobs, the UK’s Press Association reported.

The kitchen retailer has submitted a planning application for a new 910,000 sq ft facility to be built behind its existing factory.

It will almost double the number of staff at the north Lincolnshire HQ, which already employs 1,500 people.

Another 1,000 employees work at the company’s other sites in Scunthorpe, Howden and Hull.

Mark Pullan, managing director of Wren Kitchens, said: “This project will be the largest single investment in Wren’s history and, having considered different locations both across the UK and abroad, we believe that developing the existing site in Barton-upon-Humber provides us with the best solution.

“The new factory demonstrates our commitment to manufacturing in the UK and particularly the Humber region.

“We believe that continual re-investment in our business is essential to maintaining our current growth rate and, subject to receiving planning approval, the project will be funded internally.”