Kraft Move Jobs
in Birmingham today welcomed the news that Kraft Foods intends to
create a new global centre of excellence for chocolate research and
development at Bournville.
New Cadbury owner Kraft revealed it
planned to close its Cheltenham office and have its UK operation
headquartered in Birmingham after it agreed a £11.5 billion takeover
deal earlier this year.
Jerry Blackett, chief executive of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the move vindicated the chamber’s backing of the deal.
said: “The plans are excellent news for Birmingham and an endorsement
of the Chamber’s support for rolling out a welcome for Kraft.
“It is an important and iconic brand for Birmingham and we are delighted that this association will be retained.
is also goods news on the jobs front with the announcement that Kraft’s
combined office network team will be co-located in Bournville and
Uxbridge, the site of the previous Cadbury head office.”