Ballymaguire Foods to create 100 jobs at new plant in Lusk
17 August 2015
Ready meals manufacturer Ballymaguire Foods is set to create 100 new jobs at a new food plant in Lusk, Co. Dublin.
The new plant which will measure 70,000 sq ft, will treble production for the UK market and enable the company to target new opportunities within the UK.
Founded in 2008 by brothers Gabriel and Michael Hoey, Ballymaguire Foods, part of the Country Crest Group, currently already employs 150 people in Lusk. One of Ireland’s largest producers of chilled ready meals to retailers in this country, the new jobs will be worth more than €4 million to the local economy.
The new roles will include graduate positions in sales and marketing, food scientists and technicians, R+D, new product development, chefs and general operatives. A further 100 jobs will be created through the construction of the new food plant which will take nine months to complete.
Ballymaguire Foods managing director Ed Spelman said the investments will see the company’s production capability grow to over 500,000 meals per week. He added that the investment will allow the group to continue to improve and innovate new food products.