In the run up to Christmas, the 100-strong team has been flat out making over five million sausages to keep up with demand, as people rush to put their favourite chipolatas and sausages on their festive dinner plates.
The award-winning company, which is on target to turnover £50m by 2020, has seen sales of its new turkey sausages soar, as sausage lovers look for a different twist to traditional favourites.
Lower in fat, the new recipe sits alongside Heck’s other low fat chicken sausages, burgers and meatballs.
In the new year, Heck will expand its chicken range with the launch of Naked skinless sausages and Simply Chicken sausages. These new launches are based on the company’s award-winning Chicken Italia recipe, but made without cheese for fans of sausages who can’t eat dairy.
Since start up in 2014, the Keeble family and friends behind Heck have grown the company into the UK’s No 1 premium sausage brand.
The firm’s fast growth has been recognised in the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, with Heck shortlisted in the scale-up business of the year category.
It has also appeared for the third year running in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, along with five other Yorkshire companies, achieving sales growth of 92.48 per cent on this year’s list.
In October Heck opened a £3.5m "sausage world" factory that has created 75 jobs. Producing more than 700 sausages per minute, the team is aiming to double its share in the premium sausage market in 2018.
Andrew Keeble, Heck co-founder, said: “We’ve had a fantastic year and want to thank all our team, customers and retail partners, as we’ve certainly ended on a high. We won’t be putting our feet up, though, and have lots of exciting plans for 2018, so watch this space.”