200 jobs to be created as Cumbrian food business lands major contract

Carlisle-based 2 Sisters Food Group is to take on 200 new staff after winning a major Marks & Spencer contract.

2 Sisters Food Group, which runs Cavaghan and Gray, is planning a £7m expansion of its factory after scooping the contract for M&S’s gastropub and fish ranges.

The company also owns a number of household names including Fox’s biscuits and Holland’s pies.

William Duncanson, Site Director, commented: “We are extremely proud to have worked closely with M&S for many years and to have been trusted with the production of even more exciting food ranges.

“We take a huge amount of pride in delivering and creating their quality products.

“The team here at Cavaghan and Gray are enormously hard-working and this investment will allow us to continue doing what we love, producing tasty, high quality food that customers love.”

Carlisle MP John Stevenson added: “This is absolutely fantastic news for Carlisle. It demonstrates the confidence that 2 Sisters have in their workforce and the city.

“The creation of 200 jobs for a city of our size is extremely significant and must be hugely welcomed.

“A £7m investment into our city demonstrates that businesses have confidence in Carlisle and there is a growing confidence in the economic success of our city, as demonstrated by this investment and other investments that are going on.”

The business has been given approval to expand its factory at Durranhill Industrial estate.