A booming post lockdown order book has prompted a Chesterfield manufacturer to produce new full-time jobs, significantly increasing its workforce by a lot more than 20 per cent.

Blachford UK, based in Holmewood, is looking for 20 people to fulfil numerous jobs and add to its growing work force. The available roles include multi-skilled maintenance engineers, apprentices, FLT Drivers and production operatives.

The pandemic left the business fearing for its future after it had been forced to furlough all staff and shut the factory down for a month.

After implementing social distancing measures and being given the green light by the Government to re-open, Blachford has since been met with unexpected demand for its acoustic insulation items that it produces for industrial vehicles.

Managing Director Jason Lippitt explained: “It’s a complete turnaround situation and a very enviable position to be in considering the current economic climate. Like many manufacturers, lockdown came as a real blow to us and created uncertainty in the industry.

“However, since re-opening the factory, orders from your European and British customers have flooded in, securing the way forward for Blachford and creating brand new jobs. It’s a great sign for the local economy and manufacturing in general.”

Jason added: “All these new roles are members of the company’s growing future. It’s vital to me that all employees progress successfully within their career with Blachford and, more to the point, enjoy being part of a fantastic team.”

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