Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, yesterday met with fellow MPs at the Mondelez International Annual Parliamentary Reception.

Bill Wiggin met with fellow MPs, the Mondolez President for Northern Europe, Glenn Canton, and suppliers before giving a speech to those in attendance.

Mondelez International employ over 5000 people across 10 locations in the UK, including the Marlbrook site, near Leominster, in Mr Wiggin’s North Herefordshire constituency.

The Marlbrook site has been operational since 1936, and is the companies’ Crumb Making Centre of Excellence. It has 96 full time employees and deals with 93 dairy farms supplying 500,000 litres of milk per day, and processes up to 93,000 tons of chocolate crumb per year.

Commenting after the event, Bill Wiggin MP said:

“I was delighted to attend this event for Mondolez International, who have such a positive impact on the local economy in North Herefordshire.

Mondolez continue to invest £1.5m into local communities and provide young people with an excellent pathway to work through their early career programmes, which include apprenticeships, internships, graduate and school leaver programmes.

As Mr Canton said in his speech, Mondelez have invested over £20m in the Marlbrook site in the last few years, which is so important for jobs and dairy farmers across my constituency.

I look forward to working closely with Mondolez to ensure more success in the coming years.”