A £6 MILLION development in Bodelwyddan is about to enter its second phase of development ,bringing a further jobs boost to the area.

The Real Petfood Company - which last year moved its production base from Flint to the old Hotpoint site at Kinmel Park – is looking to add a new wet food plant to its existing dry food bakery,, creating even more job opportunities in Bodelwyddan.

Managing director Graham Wheeler said: “We are confident the new wet food plant will add a further £4.5 million in sales and more jobs too.

“The three-year target is to push turnover up to £30 million which will inevitably mean a further increase in the workforce.”

The Journal reported in September 2016 that the move aimed to create 20 jobs in two years. However, since becoming fully operational in July 2017, the site has doubled its workforce ahead of schedule from and existing 30 strong team from Flint.

Phase 2 will also see an expansion of staff and office facilities at the site early this year, subject to planning permission, with an expected team of 100 employees by the end 2022.

Parent company Inspired Pet Nutrition – who retail under the Wagg and Harrington brands - have invested about £6 million on the 130,000 sq ft former Hotpoint site, after it had been empty for eight years and acquired by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2014.