Norfolk poultry business Banham Poultry has been sold to the private office of 2 Sisters Food Group founder Ranjit Boparan for an undisclosed sum.
The business was last bought in 2018 by Chesterfield Poultry, which since invested £11m at the 12-acre Attleborough site. The fully integrated poultry business produces around 7% of the UK’s chicken.
A spokesman for the Boparan Private Office (BPO) said: “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Banham Poultry which safeguards more than 1,000 employees and many more across the supply chain in the region.
“This acquisition will enable the BPO to maintain processing capacity and fulfil customers’ orders in the important run up to Christmas period and to meet future demand.
“We have a strong track record in investing in and supporting the food processing and agricultural sectors, and we are totally committed to maintaining production capacity and jobs at the Banham site.
“This acquisition should be viewed as very good news for Banham employees, farmers, customers and suppliers and we will ensure that their needs will continue to be fulfilled.”