25 October 2019

Barton kitchen-maker to create 1,200 jobs

The UK's largest kitchen manufacturer and retailer based in Barton upon Humber is expanding its headquarters - creating up to 1,200 jobs.

Wren Kitchens is expanding its site - known as The Nest - off Barrow Road in the town. The £120m scheme would almost double the size of the site.

Cllr Rob Waltham, the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Wren and support their growth here in North Lincolnshire. “Wren’s expansion in Barton will provide a major boost to our local economy and bring more, highly skilled jobs to our employment market. Such a large private investment is a real vote of confidence in North Lincolnshire, and can often act as a catalyst for further investment elsewhere in our area. “I look forward to continuing to work with Wren to help expand their workforce and find the right skills they need to support growth.”

Wren Kitchens Managing Director, Mark Pullan, said:

“We are incredibly grateful for the huge amount of support we’ve received from the community and the council for this new manufacturing facility. Over 200 people attended our drop-in session providing us with great feedback what we were able to incorporate into our plans. “Since we set up our headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber in 2013 we have been welcomed by the local community and we have developed strong ties with local community groups, sports teams, charities and schools.”

After launching 10 years ago, Wren is now the largest kitchen manufacturer and retailer in the UK, employing over 4,000 people.

Building work on the extension is expected to start in late November 2019.