Hastings food firm’s new factory supported by council

(Left to right) Stuart Paine of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd, John Davis of BD Foods Ltd,  Lee Vockins of Westridge Construction Ltd and Cllr Peter Chowney. Photo by Hastings Borough Council

(Left to right) Stuart Paine of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd, John Davis of BD Foods Ltd, Lee Vockins of Westridge Construction Ltd and Cllr Peter Chowney. Photo by Hastings Borough Council

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A new factory for a local food supplier has been invested in by Hastings Borough Council in a bid to increase jobs in the town.

BD Foods’ new site on Castleham Industrial Estate is due to open in the new year.

BD Foods' new factory unit at the moment. Photo by Hastings Borough Council

BD Foods' new factory unit at the moment. Photo by Hastings Borough Council

Built by Westridge Construction, the new unit will provide much needed extra space for the business already operating in the area.

Council leader Peter Chowney attended the ‘topping out’ ceremony; the age old tradition of bestowing luck and thanks to builders when a structure reaches its topmost point.

“This unit is a great addition to the offer at Castleham and we are very pleased that BD Foods will be the new tenants,” he said.

“They currently occupy eight units at Castleham and this one will enable them to expand their food production, creating 50 new jobs in the process.”

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