Tulip to invest in Cornwall

Tulip to invest in Cornwall

Tulip is asserting its competitive edge in the high quality meats sector with an ambitious growth project accelerated by a £147,000 grant from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Tulip employs almost 2,000 people at its operations in Bodmin, Bugle and Redruth and is a leading supplier to major supermarkets of quality pork, bacon and cooked meat products. The LEP’s investment is part of a £490,000 project to develop the business, with the balance of funding coming from the company.

Tulip’s Cornwall operations director Ray Hanly said: “Our ambition to create a centre of excellence for gammon and bacon production in Cornwall is being realised sooner by this grant support.

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Board member Andrew Williams (left) congratulates Tulip’s Cornwall operations director Ray Hanly on securing a Business Catalyst Fund grant to accelerate its business growth.

“Keeping and expanding our excellent in-house butchery skills at Bugle, delivering a butchery apprenticeship programme in partnership with Duchy College and Brian Etherington Meat Company, and increasing productivity at Redruth to develop our sliced gammon range will help us maintain our competitive edge in challenging market conditions.

“The grant funding provided an opportunity to re-evaluate the direction we took to strengthen our market position and job security in Cornwall moving forward. We are also creating new career and training opportunities for our employees because we want to keep good people and give them and the local community a real sense of having a future with us.”

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