£2.6m expansion for Edwards of Conwy

£2.6m expansion for Edwards of Conwy

The Welsh butcher is doubling its capacity and creating 20 new jobs in a £2.6 million expansion, supported by the Welsh government.

Edwards of Conwy founder, Ieuan Edwards

Edwards of Conwy, has redeveloped its headquarters on the Morfa Conwy Business Park in Conwy. The revamp includes adding a fourth production line, additional chilled storage, upgraded staff amenities, new offices and a new product development kitchen.

The project, the company said, will enable them to ramp up production of its range of sausages, beef burgers, meatballs, bacon and gammon to more than 80 tonnes a week.

The investment has been self-funded by the company with additional support from the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Development programme and a loan from HSBC.

Edwards of Conwy supplies all the major supermarkets and can be found in more than 600 stores across Wales, as well as at the original butcher’s shop in Conwy High Street where founder Ieuan Edwards began the business in 1984.

Managing director Simon James said: “As for many others, the last 18 months has been a huge challenge but we have worked tirelessly to respond to the extra demand created as a result of the pandemic.”

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