Cheshire cereal brand has a Royal visit | Knutsford Times

Cheshire cereal brand has a Royal visit

By on August 17, 2019


Mornflake – based in Crewe – played host to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, who officially opened the site, where ingredients for new lines will be blended and packed.

The Duke was greeted by managing director John Lea, his sons, James and Edward, Cheshire East mayor Barry Burkhill and his wife Sue, the mayoress.

The party was shown the automated processes involved in the innovation centre, which has been built on-site in a former warehouse to upscale new lines created in the mill’s development kitchen.

Lea said: “Just like the railway industry, which shaped Crewe’s past and will drive it forward, we don’t stand still. Innovation is key and we strive to bring new flavours and textures to cereal-lovers who appreciate our unstinting dedication to quality and remain loyal to the brand. We take great pride in flying the flag for Crewe and it was a tremendous honour to welcome His Royal Highness to Gresty Road as we begin this new chapter in our history.”

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