Sweet firm starts work on £3m facility

A confectionery company based at Sherburn-in-Elmet has broken ground on an ambitious factory extension to accommodate continued growth into the 2020s.

Thursday, 1st February 2018, 9:44 am
Updated Thursday, 1st February 2018, 9:51 am
Managing director Graham Kingston and director of finance and administration Stephanie Cryer break ground at the site in Sherburn-in-Elmet. (S)

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd, whose lines include fudge, chocolate and cookie dough pieces found in many supermarket products, says the £3m investment will significantly expand its warehousing, logistics and manufacturing capabilities. It is due for completion in October 2018.

Director of finance Stephanie Cryer said: “Thanks to its reputation across Europe as an innovative food tailor for any type of food company, Pecan Deluxe Europe has had an incredibly successful year with a record turnover of £13.5m.

“We expect our growth to continue, with £15m turnover anticipated for next year and further growth into the 2020s – thanks in no small part to this expansion and enhancement of our R&D and production operations.”

The Sherburn site is the Europe HQ of the Dallas, Texas-based Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.