After seeing success in the Japanese market the Ludlow Nut Company is looking to create space for expansion. The company will open a new chapter in its growth when it moves into a new purpose-built factory, warehouse and offices.
If the planning application is successful it is hoped that the move can be completed by the end of this year or early in 2018.
“We have some exciting plans for the future and have simply outgrown our present site,” said Bob Graham, aged 70, who started the business with his wife Helen when they moved to Ludlow in 2004.
“When we started, it was just the two of us working from the basement of our home in Ludlow. As the business grew we moved to the Eco Park and took an extension but now we need more space and there is no chance of further expansion at the Eco Park."
“There are now nine of us and things are going well so we hope that there will be opportunities to take on new staff. It has been great to have been able to create jobs for local people.”
The business specialises in providing a high quality range of healthy foods including porridges, mueslis, granolas and a range of nut and seed butters. The Ludlow Nut Company also supplies nuts, seeds and dried fruits.