Walsh Mushrooms has officially opened its new extension at the company’s packing and distribution site.
The event, at the site in Vale Park, Evesham, was attended by nearly 100 guests, including customers and suppliers. The chairman of Wychavon Council, Councillor Val Wood, opened the new hall. The following day local MP, Nigel Huddleston, also enjoyed a tour of the site.
The £2.25 million investment sees an additional 15,000 ft2 to increase the facility by a third. This will allow the company, which employees 120 staff at the site, to increase its mushrooms sales from the current 500 tonnes per week.
Part of the investment on the new building included £160k on solar panels, which will provide 60 per cent of its electricity requirement. This is in addition to £225k spent on solar panels on the existing building earlier this year.
In a speech at the official opening, MD Padraic O’Leary, said: “The investment is vital for the long term future, in order to grow the business that has been in Evesham for over 30 years."