This will create over 250 jobs, doubling the capacity of one of their departments. The move aligns with the food group’s strategic aim of developing more efficient, shorter supply chains which ultimately cut down on food waste, logistical and distribution costs.

The total investment is at £5m, from the company’s investments and the grant. It will go towards new equipment, and the 250 staff needed to operate said equipment. It will also be used in the development of existing employees.

Keith Packer, managing director at 2 Sisters UK Poultry, said: “We are committed to providing fresh, quality produce to our customers and creating a shorter supply chain enables us to do just that. We have always said we will invest when it is the right thing to do for the business, but the timing and conditions must be right. This is a great example of that.

“I am delighted that we have secured the support from the Scottish Government as this represents security and growth for our business and local community in Perthshire.”

The new jobs will be created across all levels and departments, ranging from production operatives to technical management in addition to two new engineering apprenticeship positions.

The HR and recruitment teams will be working with several organisations to fill the vacancies, including local job centres and a through partnership with Skills Development Scotland.

Nicola Ballantyne, HR manager at Coupar Angus, said: “It is fantastic for the site and community, we are looking forward to expanding and offering local people jobs. There are lots of opportunities for people with the right attitude and talent to progress within the business and development a great career here.”