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Brighter Foods to make multi-million pound investment
Less than five years ago founder and CEO Robin Williams was in his attic at home sourcing funding and searching for new and second hand machinery to turn a disused warehouse in Tywyn into a factory. The multi-award winning business now employs over 150 people, turning over around £20 million a year.
The company have announced a multi-million-pound investment to purchase and refurbish what was the Halo Foods factory in the town (Halo Foods closed their Tywyn operations in 2013 and the site was stripped off assets and has been out of use since).
Brighter Foods creates develops and produces own brand snack bars for its business partners in the healthy, sport, free-from and slimming sectors
This current move is, say Brighter Foods, designed to meet growing demand from their existing customers and to service new customers who are attracted to the company’s growing reputation for innovation and outstanding quality and customer service. This is also part of Brighter Foods’ strategy to de-risk Brexit by manufacturing products bound for the UK market in the UK.
CEO, Robin Williams said: “When we launched Brighter foods we refurbished an old warehouse with what we could afford but always had dreams for an additional new build as we grew. But to be able to breathe new life into the old Halo factory is fantastic.
“This investment will mean that we will have three production lines in Tywyn benefitting from the latest equipment and that our team will grow to around 200 over the next twelve months,
“I am incredibly proud of what the team has achieved and of course we’re excited about the investment and development in Tywyn, our home base and the heart of the business.”