Tomlinson’s Dairies, a Wrexham-based dairy farm, was established by two brothers back in 1983, rising from humble beginnings and evolving into a multi-million pound business. Turning over £45m a year, the company now exists as the largest milk processing business in Wales, with the directors having come a long way from their doorstep milk round.
This week, the firm has announced that they will be expanding its cold storage facilities, creating 70 new jobs over the course of the coming months. This development is being supported by a £22m investment in the farm, having received £5m from Welsh Government, £2m from Finance Wales and a substantial £14.5m from HSBC.
Managing director Philip Tomlinson said:
“We’re proud to be able to expand our operations in North Wales and create 70 new jobs for the local area following this investment. This is a great place to do business and we’re excited for the future.
Finance Wales senior investment executive Rhodri Evans said:
“Tomlinson’s is a great north Wales business, it is well established and it offers a great product.
“We’re pleased to be able to support its expansion and help it attract significant private sector investment to the company. I wish Philip and the team every success for the future.”
Growing from strength to strength, just last year the company added 60 new employees to its workforce, welcoming a £14m investment to double its production to 25 million litres of fresh milk a year. Continuing to gather momentum, the business moves into the next phase of investment with complete confidence.
Tomlinson’s is based on the Five Crosses Industrial Park in Coedpoeth, supplying the likes of Asda and Costa with fresh milk each day. With this investment, the firm can enjoy the confidence to pitch to a longer list of big brands, with Welsh authorities right behind the farm and its new venture. Making an important contribution to the local economy and the wider rural economy, Tomlinson’s Dairies look forward to building out the cold storage side of their business.