Tulip has announced plans to reopen its Bromborough site from August and has launched a major recruitment drive, creating over 120 job roles in the local area.

A wide-ranging number of roles will be available across operational positions, as well as engineering and technical apprenticeships.

Production begins in August and is supported with a £15m investment, introducing state-of-the-art food manufacturing technology and equipment, as the site looks to become a centre of excellence for the UK’s fresh pork manufacturing.

Julian Weeks has been appointed to the position of Site Director at Tulip Bromborough. Operations will initially focus on the production of higher welfare, Red Tractor and EU fresh pork for retail customers, with scope for further growth and expansion in the future.

CEO Andrew Cracknell said: “The re-opening of our site in Bromborough, which comes with significant capital investment and job creation, is great news for our business, the local community and our customers.

“Julian’s track record within the business and across the wider industry speaks for itself and his commercial insight and integrity will help to drive a real culture of ownership and accountability as we look to build a business based on solid, customer-centric foundations.”

Reporting into Retail Operations Director Shaun Kay, Julian moves into his new role having spent 10 years within the retail side of the organisation, most recently as Customer Director. A successor to Julian’s current role will be announced in due course.

Julian said: “I am very much looking forward to this new challenge and building a high-performing team as we work to establish Bromborough as a true centre of excellence. We are looking for smart, hard-working and enthusiastic individuals to join our team, in order to support initial production volumes with operations commencing in August.”