Team members from HARIBO, the family owned business that is dedicated to producing treats to bring moments of happiness, welcomed Prince Harry to its Castleford based factory today (Friday 7th July).
Marking the final stage of a two-day visit to the Leeds City Region, His Royal Highness enjoyed a rare tour of HARIBO’s new, £92m facility to see how the brand’s much-loved treats are made and also to meet more than 150 team members who had gathered to celebrate the occasion.
Herwig Vennekens, Managing Director of HARIBO UK comments: “We are very proud to have been a part of Prince Harry’s visit to our region, it was a real privilege to show him our new home in Castleford and to introduce him to so many members of our team - an experience that we will certainly treasure.”
HARIBO, a family-owned business with a 100 year history of making much-loved sweets, demonstrated how the experience and expertise of its UK team is leading the market, whilst also enhancing the regions rich heritage in confectionery production. To this day HARIBO, which first entered the UK market in 1972, still produces Pontefract Cakes, the liquorice treat that was originally created by Dunhills of Pontefract more than 250 years ago.
Prince Harry followed in the footsteps of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, who visited HARIBO’s Pontefract based factory in 2010.