30 new jobs pro­vides a healthy boost for town

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - Jenny Wadding­ton Busi­ness edi­tor jenny.wadding­ton@coven­try­tele­graph.net

NUNEATON-based health food gi­ant Hol­land & Bar­rett has an­nounced plans to cre­ate 30 new jobs in the town.

The re­tailer will take on ex­tra staff at its head­quar­ters in Eliot Park, plus up to a fur­ther 40 work­ers across dif­fer­ent de­part­ments in the busi­ness over the next six months.

This lat­est an­nounce­ment fol­lows a pe­riod of sus­tained com­mer­cial suc­cess for the com­pany. In the past few months Hol­land & Bar­rett has cel­e­brated a record six years of con­secu tive growth and opened its 1,000th store in the Traf­ford Cen­tre, Manch­ester.

Peter Aldis, chief ex­ec­u­tive of NBTY Europe, Hol­land & Bar­rett’s par­ent com­pany, said: “The cre­ation of th­ese jobs re­flects our con­tin­ued growth and the sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment we have made re­cently in UK ex­pan­sion.

“A new gen­er­a­tion of more health and fit­ness savvy con­sumers is driv­ing in­creased foot­fall into our stores, and we have in par­tic­u­lar seen an in­crease in de­mand for our ‘free-from’ food prod­ucts as well as our eth­i­cal beauty ranges.”

Hol­land & Bar­rett is also look­ing to fill around 200 po­si­tions at stores na­tion­wide. Th­ese lat­est roles have been cre­ated as the com­pany moves to pro­vide ad­di­tional staffing hours to match its grow­ing cus­tomer de­mand.

Carolyn McMen­e­mie, direc­tor of HR at NBTY Europe, added: “As an equal op­por­tu­ni­ties em­ployer, we strongly en­cour­age all can­di­dates who are pas­sion­ate about health and well­be­ing to ap­ply for the po­si­tions ad­ver­tised and take up this ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to join our hard work­ing and com­mit­ted team.

“Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will ben­e­fit from a com­pre­hen­sive train­ing pro­gramme to en­sure they are fully able to ad­vise cus­tomers and an­swer ques­tions on nu­tri­tional needs and the huge range of Hol­land & Bar­rett vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and sup­ple­ments.”

Nuneaton MP Mar­cus Jones wel­comed the news. He said: “I was very pleased to visit Hol­land & Bar­rett in Nuneaton to learn more about their busi­ness growth. Their ex­pan­sion is ex­tremely pos­i­tive news.”

Peter Aldis, chief ex­ec­u­tive of NBTY Europe, Hol­land & Bar­rett’s par­ent com­pany, and Nuneaton MP Mar­cus Jones

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