Sausage firm creates 
50 jobs at new factory

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Fifty new jobs are to be created when a fast-growing sausage-maker opens its new factory at the end of April.

Heck, which is based at Kirklington, is recruiting across the company for roles in HR, finance, digital, marketing, purchasing and production in time for the launch of the new facility at Sinderby, north of Ripon and west of Thirsk.

Company co-founder Andrew Keeble said: “We look for people with confidence – people who have personality and a can-do attitude. Of course, there are specialist roles within the business but we’re very open to the idea of people changing career paths. That’s what’s brilliant about Heck – there are no job titles and there’s no glass ceiling.”

Heck was founded by husband and wife team Andrew and Debbie Keeble and three of their children in 2013. It now has a team of 70 staff, sales have grown 170 per cent a year and its products are stocked in all of the major supermarkets.

Now the UK’s leading premium sausage brand, the firm was recently ranked the UK’s fourth fastest growing private company – and Yorkshire’s fastest – in the annual Sunday times Virgin Fast Track 100.