BD Foods manufactures a range of sauces, dressings, dips and soups which are sold to restaurants, hotel chains and airlines.
Its client list boasts the likes of British Airways, Conrad Hotels, Eurostar, Nandos, Café Rouge and Marriott, to name just a few.
Since 2001, BD Foods has grown from a start-up company with just three members of staff, to its current size where it employs over 100 local people.
The company is expanding rapidly and now has a turnover of £7m a year as a result of 15 years of strong and sustained growth.
Following this period of rapid growth, the business knew it needed to increase capacity to continue growing and approached Hastings Borough Council and Locate East Sussex for support.
The company has since accessed grant and loan funding of £360,000 through Locate East Sussex, the county’s business support service.
This has been supplemented with an investment of £750,000 from Hastings Borough Council, all of which will be invested into a new building for BD Foods.
John Davis, managing director, said: “Hastings is a great place to run a business and we are both successful and happy here.
“Hastings Borough Council has been productive, flexible and supportive with our expansion plans.
"The town itself has a great labour resource so we never have problems with recruitment.
“Many people are moving to the area as it is better value to buy and rent property, which means the calibre of employees is constantly increasing.
“The town is growing very quickly and importantly, there is the space to expand and it is a lot cheaper than Brighton.”
Adam Berger, Location Service Manager at Locate East Sussex, added: “We are pleased to have helped BD Foods expand.
“It is really encouraging to see a great, local Hastings business thrive and develop strong growth plans for the future.”
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