RKW creates 80 new jobs after securing eight-figure investment from HSBC

Aerial view of RKW's huge distribution centre in Stone, Staffordshire

A company which designs, manufactures and sells domestic appliances for big-name brands is creating dozens of new jobs after securing an eight-figure funding package from HSBC.

RKW, the trading division of Sutton Venture Group, says the investment is being used to created 80 new roles at the business and turn its huge warehouse, based on Stone Business Park, into 24 hour operation

The family-owned company already employs more than 500 staff across three distribution centres, its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters in Fenton, and offices in Hong Kong, India and China.Established in 1989, RKW designs, manufactures and distributes small domestic appliances and housewares for leading brands including Black and Decker, Lavazza, Morphy Richards, Tower, Smeg, Swan, Russell Hobbs and Breville. It supplies leading UK retailers – including Next, Amazon, Tesco, Currys and Argos – from its Staffordshire distribution centre, while international customers are supplied directly from its offices in China.

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