Family-owned sausage producer Heck Food has created 75 jobs after opening a £3.5m factory, which makes more than 700 sausages per minute.
Heck is aiming to double its share in the premium sausage market after opening the new Bedale factory in North Yorkshire, with the firm also expecting to increase its turnover to £18m this year.
The business told the Yorkshire Post it made the investment with support from a £2.35m finance package from long standing banking partner, Lloyds Bank, which also provided a £530,000 hire purchase facility to help fund the facility’s new production lines.
Co-founders Andrew and Debbie Keeble and their team have grown the company into a multimillion-pound business in the last four years.
“We are one of the last independent businesses in the British sausage industry, selling nearly double the volume of our closest competitor,” Andrew Keeble told the Yorkshire Post.