Cheshire cheese maker secures £400K investment

JS Bailey Cheese FDMB North West

Nantwich-based JS Bailey Cheese has secured a £400,000 grant to help fuel their expansion plans and create new jobs.

Established in 1984 by Managing Director John Bailey, the Cheshire company supplies its products to the catering and food service industry both in the UK and overseas.

As part of its £1.5m growth plans, it is set to create 15 roles and establish new production facilities including a 11,500 sq ft purpose-built packing and storage site.

With the support of Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company, JS Bailey was able to apply for funding from the Rural Development Programme for England.

Authority leader Rachel Bailey said: “I am passionate about helping our rural businesses to thrive across the borough. This project will provide a very welcome new jobs boost and help us grow our expertise and reputation as the UK’s premier centre of excellence for cheese manufacturing, home of the famous International Cheese Awards since 1897.”

John Bailey added: “This ceremony marks the next exciting chapter in the growth of the business.

“We are very grateful for the support we have received from the council and the Skills and Growth Company, to help make this all possible and for helping us secure such a substantial grant.”