Young’s looks to add hundreds of new staff to its Grimsby ranks

Published on
May 10, 2021

United Kingdom seafood company Young’s Seafood wants to hire more than 400 new employees, with a variety of roles being offered at its facilities in Grimsby.

According to local media reports, the recruitment is being driven by an increased demand for Young’s products, and is expected to take the firm’s headcount in the city from 2,500 to 3,000 people by the end of this year.

Young’s parent company, the Eight Fifty Food Group, was acquired by Canadian multi-protein producer Sofina Foods Inc. in March this year.

Sofina Foods bought the Eight Fifty Food Group from international private equity firm CapVest Partners LLP for an undisclosed sum.

Eight Fifty was created by CapVest in 2019 following its purchase of Young’s Seafood, and its 2017 acquisition of U.K. pork processor Karro Food Group. Five other European protein businesses were subsequently added to the food group.

It currently employs around 8,300 people across 23 manufacturing sites.  

Photo courtesy of Young's Seafood

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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