A RUDHEATH-BORN tech firm which has blossomed into a giant business worth billions is taking on dozens of new staff in Northwich.

The Hut Group has gone from strength to strength since it was formed in 2004, and though it moved its headquarters from Gadbrook Park to Manchester Airport two years ago, it still retains a base in its hometown.

Now, the company has announced it will create 500 new jobs in the north west by the end of the year, including 50 new roles in Northwich.

“It is an uncertain time for many people and businesses alike,” said Matthew Moulding, founder, chief executive and chairman of The Hut Group.

“This uncertainty has led to an unprecedented opportunity to add to our exceptionally talented workforce.

“With our busiest trading period of the year approaching, we are excited to welcome 500 new starters ahead of Christmas.”

The recruitment drive comes on top of the 2,000 new roles the business has already created in the last 12 months.

The firm is also launching an in-house Skills Academy, to retrain people who are out of work as a result of the ongoing pandemic and offer them sustainable employment.  

Last month, The Hut Group floated on the stock exchange, with the company valued at £4.5 billion.

For more information on the roles available see thg.com/careers