Birmingham meat company expands with the support of NatWest

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Birmingham meat company expands with the support of NatWest

A long established Birmingham based family meat supply and distribution company has announced its expansion plans after securing a funding package through NatWest Commercial Banking and Lombard, creating nine new jobs.

The successful Molls Meats (Birmingham) Ltd, who trade as Molls Bacon was established in 1970 as traditional family run catering butchers. After 14 very successful years, the Company, who are based on the Forman's Trading Estate on Formans Road, Sparkhill, made a transition into the bacon slicing business, and has since enjoyed an impressive record of continuous growth and development.

Now, with the financial support of NatWest Commercial Banking, Molls Bacon - who currently employ fifty people - has purchased another freehold unit on the Formans Trading Estate in Sparkhill. The company have also acquired a new bacon slicing machine with the support of Lombard.

The purchase of the new unit will double the square footage of the business and will enable the Company to store more stock and buy in bulk, saving them time and reducing costs. This expansion has also created nine new jobs.

Lucy Francis, Managing Director of Molls Meats (Birmingham) Ltd, said: "Our Company has thrived over the last 40 years because we are proud of our family traditions, we produce quality bacon, we have a dedicated team and most importantly we are committed to our customers. This commitment to our meat and our customers has ensured we continue to grow our client base be them supermarkets, public houses, wholesalers or anybody in the food and catering sector. This in turn has resulted in us needing more space and hence the purchase of new our property. By purchasing the new unit and the new slicing machine we will be able to expand our storage operation, continue to grow our customer base and create more employment opportunities."

The financial package for Molls Meats (Birmingham) Ltd was put in place by Peter Tooke, Senior Relationship Manager for NatWest Commercial Banking in Solihull together with Phil Owen from Lombard.

NatWest's Peter Tooke said: "I am delighted that NatWest have been able to provide Molls Meats with a financial package to support the purchase of the new storage unit on Formans Trading Estate, and in turn expand their client base and workforce. In these challenging economic times, it really is great news to see a local business not only thriving, but also growing and creating jobs."



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