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Recruitment drive launched at upholstery manufacturer

Posted onPosted on 3rd Sep

Upholstery manufacturer Whitemeadow has started its largest recruitment drive for several roles across its sites in Ashfield.

Whitemeadow is the largest independently-owned upholstery manufacturer in the UK and employs more than 650 people in the Sutton, Huthwaite and Kirkby area.

Supplying to major furniture retailers across the UK, it has been inundated in recent months with orders for sofas and beds and is working flat out to keep up with demand and deliver customer orders in time for Christmas.

Managing director Ian Oscroft said: “As the demand for our products is now at an all-time high, we find ourselves in the perfect storm of a recruitment shortage like we have never experienced before, mainly resulting from the effects of the pandemic and Brexit.

“We are desperate for semi-skilled production operatives, and currently have 46 vacancies in the areas of warehouse, goods in, cushion filling, packaging, inspection and despatch — all vital areas of our business where people are needed to feed our upholstery manufacturing lines and get the orders despatched.

“We have also now taken occupancy of our new 150,000sq ft production site at Langham Park, South Normanton, so we would love to hear from anyone interested in working with a proud British manufacturer.”

Whitemeadow is an Investors in People organisation, and the roles include voluntary overtime opportunities paid at a premium rate, 30 days’ holiday a year, welfare facilities and a wide range of benefits and opportunities to enable employees to reach their full potential.

For information call 01623 555660 and choose the HR option.