KELLOGG’S has announced it will relocate its UK headquarters from Old Trafford to MediaCityUK from January 2018.
The company’s current Talbot Road site will close at the start of next year, with all 420 employees moving to Orange Tower at MediaCityUK. Here, the cereal and snacks giant will take three floors (48,000 sq feet).
Dave Lawlor, Kellogg’s UK and Ireland Managing Director, said: “We opened Talbot Road in the early ‘90s. It has served us really well over almost three decades but it’s time to move on to an office and location which better reflects where we want to take our business in the future. MediaCityUK offers our employees outstanding facilities and transport links, while allowing us to create a totally new and upgraded work environment from a blank sheet of paper.”
”We’ve been proud to call Greater Manchester our UK home for decades so incredibly pleased to be staying within the city-region, just a short distance away from our current office.”
Kellogg’s Talbot Road site was designed and built especially for Kellogg’s. It opened its doors in November 1990.
The site houses people who run the company’s UK and Irish sales and marketing business as well as support functions for its European operations. This includes those involved in research, food development, marketing, sales, human resources and finance. All will be relocated to MediaCityUK.
Stephen Wild, managing director, MediaCityUK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kellogg’s to MediaCityUK – it’s a privilege for us that such a renowned international brand has decided to be base its UK headquarters here. Kellogg’s has a great history with Manchester and we look forward to supporting its future growth. Kellogg’s adds to an outstanding mix of businesses, large and small, and I know the growing community at MediaCityUK will welcome new colleagues and friends when they arrive early in 2018. The move reflects the increasing importance of data and digital to all types of businesses and Kellogg’s will have direct access to a still wider range of skills including data analysts, user experience experts and designers.”
Salford’s City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “It’s great that Kellogg’s are choosing to remain in Greater Manchester, which has been their home since 1938, and we’re really delighted that they have chosen MediaCityUK in Salford as the new location for their UK headquarters.
“I look forward to welcoming them personally to Salford and developing a strong working relationship with the company in the interest of the people of Salford and Greater Manchester. Kellogg’s is a brand with a strong history and tradition, which is something that the City of Salford shares with the company, and I would like to wish them every success with their relocation.”
Kellogg’s, which employs more than 1,000 people across the city-region, currently also owns and operates a cereal factory in Trafford Park. The factory is not impacted and will remain in the Borough of Trafford.
Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Sean Anstee, said: “Trafford is proud to have a long history with Kellogg’s who have been based in here since the 1930’s. Whilst back office functions are moving out of borough, we are pleased that the manufacturing plant remains in Trafford Park.
“We are pleased Kellogg’s has retained its back office functions in Greater Manchester as clearly, and speaking as GM portfolio holder for skills and employment, they are a major employer and contribute significantly to the area.
“We look forward to a continued and strong relationship with Kellogg’s.”