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Premier Foods

As the UK's leading food producer, Premier Foods manufactures some of the nation's favourite food brands including Hovis, Sharwoods, Mr Kipling and Batchelors soups and noodles. Around 98% of all UK households consume at least one of these products. And it’s top ten brands alone have retail sales of over £1.1 billion.

Premier Foods’ comprehensive range of products generates an annual group turnover of over £2.7 billion employing almost 20,000 people on more than 60 sites throughout the UK.

In July 2004, Premier was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange, with an initial market capitalisation of £526 million and has completed several successful acquisitions to date.

Premier Foods acquired the Ashford site last year. The factory employs 197 people. As the UK’s leading food producer it actively encourages contact with the local community bringing employment opportunities, both directly and through supporting commerce in the local and regional economies. It recognises that to continue transforming Premier Foods into not only the biggest, but the best UK food company it aims to attract and secure the very best talent locally.

For more information visit the Premier Foods website or telephone 01727 815850.