(L-R) Priyesh Patel, Managing Director, Cofresh Snack Foods, Kate Beretta, HSBC Relationship Director, Marcus Jones MP, Dineshbhai Patel, Chairman, Cofresh Snack Foods, Bren O’Halloran, HSBC Relationship Director and Sanjay Khullar, Partner, Haines Watts, at the new Cofresh site in Nuneaton.

Cofresh Snack Foods has acquired a second site in Nuneaton which will be dedicated to the manufacture of its Eat Real ‘healthier snacking’ brand.

The Leicester-based firm plans an investment of approximately £20 million over the next 18 months on the seven acre site at the Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate. The site will be expanded from 140,000 to 180,000 sq ft, bringing the company’s total production and warehousing ‘footprint’ to just under 400,000 sq ft.

The current site in Menzies Road, Leicester, will continue to specialise in traditional Indian snacks.

“We’re delighted to be taking this hugely significant step in the development of our business,” said Priyesh Patel, managing director of Cofresh.  “Nuneaton’s central location is well-placed for our customer base and offers a great infrastructure and easy access from our primary location in nearby Leicester, while the site itself is perfect for our immediate needs and offers great potential for our ambitious business growth.”

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones, members of the Cofresh senior management team and financial advisers from HSBC Bank and Haines Watts visited the new factory last week to mark the acquisition of the site.

Marcus Jones said: “I’m delighted to welcome this long-standing family business to Nuneaton. Cofresh and its Eat Real brand are expanding rapidly and I very much welcome this significant investment and creation of new jobs on a site which has been vacant for some time.”