Prime Minister and Chancellor welcome creation of 2,000 jobs over 3 years, following 400 jobs created at The Hut Group in 2014.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron today visited The Hut Group's (THG) distribution site in Appleton, Warrington to welcome the company's announcement to create 2,000 new jobs over the next 3 years through a £100 million investment in the north-west.
The investment, which provides a further sign of support in the Prime Minister and Chancellor's long-term economic plan, will see THG's building a 836,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing centre of excellence at Omega South distribution park, Warrington. The site will enable THG to increase revenues to £1 billion and is expected to create 2,000 additional jobs in the north-west across technology, engineering, digital, graduate and supply chain roles.
Approximately £80 million will be initially invested in the site by the end of 2015, through both construction and technology, with a further £20 million earmarked for development of the additional development land within 3 years.