Denby Poterry set to recruit new staff

MDL090323A2 - Denby Pottery exterior
MDL090323A2 - Denby Pottery exterior

Denby Pottery has said it will be recruiting 37 new manufacturing staff at its factory in in the village.

It will bring the total number of manufacturing jobs at the Derby Road site to 238 and allow the firm to produce almost 120,000 pieces of pottery a week.

The new recruits will be starting over the next few weeks in response to growing demand for the company’s stoneware products in overseas markets.

Paul McGowan, chief executive of Denby’s owner Hilco Capital, said: “Our investment in export activities over recent years is bearing fruit, especially in the Korean and Canadian markets.

“While the growth figures for the first quarter are impressive we expect even higher levels of growth in the current quarter given the record level of our export order book at the moment.”

Last month, Hilco Capital announced it would sell Denby Pottery and has since received 27 expressions of interest. To date seven firm offers have been made for the business and negotiations are continuing.