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18th January 2019
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British Ceramic Tile embarks on a major recruitment drive in response to increased demand
British Ceramic Tile has this week announced a major local recruitment drive. The Devon-based tile manufacturer is adding 29 new full-time positions within its state-of- the-art factory as it expands its manufacturing capacity to cater for growing customer demand.
Plans are in place to increase production from five days to seven days a week to ensure continual output over the weekend. The positions, including managers, supervisors and production operators, will be advertised at the Heathfield site with vacancies expected to be filled by September 2014. This will take the total number of employees at the Heathfield site to 360 with a further 65 being employed at the company's sales & marketing hub, near Leeds in Yorkshire.
The news follows significant increases in demand for the company's British-made products across retail, specification and export channels, and substantial investment within the factory which has seen over £1.4 million spent on cutting-edge new technology to support the company's expansion plans.
"We're delighted to be embarking on a local recruitment drive in the Devon area," says manufacturing director for British Ceramic Tile, Dave Banton. "Recent improvements in the housing market, slowly returning customer confidence and our expanding, market-led product and service proposition, means we are seeing sustainable growth in key markets - all of which gives us great confidence to invest for the future.
"By reverting to a 24:7 shift pattern, we'll be driving economies of scales and responding more quickly to customer demand and market trends, furthering our ambition of becoming the 'one stop super shop' for tiles here in the UK and abroad."
Image: From left - manufacturing director, Dave Banton, chief executive, Tony Taylor and chief financial officer, Dave Corkett
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