MARKHAM VALE: Egg firm to create dozens of new jobs

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An egg company is to move to a flagship business site near Chesterfield – creating dozens of new jobs.

Northern Ireland-based Ready Egg Products has decided to locate its new manufacturing facility at Markham Vale in a move which will bring 50 new jobs over two years.

The firm is a key player in the egg processing industry and supplies both UK and Irish food manufacturing markets.

Cllr Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “More and more companies are making Markham Vale their home because of its location in the centre of England and excellent transport links afforded by its purpose-built junction 29A just off the M1.

“This announcement by Ready Egg Products further underlines Markham Vale’s importance to the local economy as a catalyst for inward investment and job creation.”

Last autumn, car parts distributor Andrew Page decided to base its new national distribution centre at Markham Vale – creating 120 jobs. And fast food giant McDonald’s created 90 jobs when it opened a drive-through restaurant there last September.

Ready Egg Products has submitted plans to build a warehouse at the site and the plans will be decided by Chesterfield Borough Council.