UK: Crisp maker Tyrrells plan for hundreds of new jobs; growth spurt

Undated Tyrrells handout photo of their Hereford based product Tyrells Potato Chips.Tyrrells, the English maker of hand-cooked crisps, is to create hundreds of new jobs following its takeover by US food firm Amplify Snack Brands, shrugging off Brexit fears in the process. The company’s managing director Mike Hedges told the Press Association that the up-market crisp maker is poised for a growth spurt following the £300 million deal. “We have no business in North America and Amplify has no business over here. They’re going to take the Tyrrells brand and roll it out in North America and we’ll take their SkinnyPop brand, and others, and do the same in the UK. We’ll have to take on more staff to do that and I’d say that, over the next three years, we’ll recruit hundreds globally.” More