A pie company that employs more than 550 people is celebrating 45 years in the same location in Market Drayton and has said the success is down to the people of the town.
Palethorpes Pork Farms moved to the site in Maer Lane in 1967 and will put on a free family fun day this weekend to celebrate.
About 60 per cent of the firm’s employees live in Market Drayton and bosses have said they are key to the company’s success.
General manager Lewis Macleod said: “It is a great demonstration of success and I think we will still be here in 40 years’ time.
“We have a dedicated and long-serving workforce, people want us to be successful because they want to continue to work here.
“Towns like this are few and far between, there was only one other town I have experienced that is like the community in Market Drayton.”
The company will host a free charity event tomorrow from 1pm to 11pm featuring a children’s fancy dress competition, a comedy, illusion and magician show and live music.
The event will end with a fireworks display. For more details, call (01630) 652271.