A new dairy distribution depot has opened in Carlisle, creating 22 jobs, with more to come.
Queens Dairies Ltd, which specialises in doorstep milk deliveries, was founded in 1995 by company chairman Mick McQueen and his wife Meg and now operates 11 distribution depots in Scotland and north of England.
The new depot in Willow Holme Industrial Estate will serve customers living in Carlisle and surrounding area.
Jai Best, distribution manager at McQueens Dairies, said: “Our new Carlisle distribution centre is our sixth in the north of England and will join our other busy depots.
“We have already created 22 jobs at this new depot and it is our plan to add additional new staff to accommodate the growth we expect in the coming months as more customers enjoy our service of having fresh milk delivered direct to their doorsteps.”
McQueens Dairies Ltd has distribution depots in Mansfield, Bradford, Warrington, Preston, Stockton on Tees, Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Kilbride, Kirkcaldy and Galashiels.
McQueens Dairies also delivers orange and apple juices, fresh eggs and alternative milk products
Ruairidh McQueen, director of McQueens Dairies, added: “Customers have always been at the heart of our business and who have made it the success it is.
“We still deliver to people who have been customers since we started the company more than 25 years ago and remain committed to giving every customer, old and new, the very best service and product in the market.”