400 new jobs for Spalding
Recipe box company Gousto will create more than 700 jobs over the next three years, 400 of them in Spalding.
Gousto says its announcement follows a recent £30m funding round, taking the total funds raised by the company to more than £100m.
The new roles will be split across Gousto's headquarters in London as well as its fulfilment centre in Spalding's Marsh Road.
The company's rapidly growing technology team will be the major focus area for growth, with hundreds of roles created in data science, analytics, software engineering and user experience.
This growth will position Gousto as one of Europe's leading technology enabled companies.
Other roles will include operations, marketing and product.
Gousto says it is the only company globally in the industry to have automated production, powered by data science.
This enables Gousto to offer customers' by far the most advanced value proposition: the most choice (over 40 weekly recipes), most delivery options (seven days a week), lowest price (from £2.98 per meal), shortest lead times (3 days) and zero household food waste.
Gousto has seen huge growth following its inception in 2012. Since launching with four people, it now counts over 500 employees in its workforce across its two UK sites and has seen consistent year-on-year growth of 70 percent.
Timo Boldt, CEO and Founder of Gousto, said: "We live in times of severe economic uncertainty and have seen a recent slowing in job creation.
"We are proud to be bucking this trend.
"The 700 jobs we will create over the next three years will enable us to keep pace with rapidly changing consumer behaviours. People, couples and families still want to cook quality meals and maintain a healthy, balanced diet, but the weekly pilgrimage to the supermarket no longer works amid busy lifestyles.
"Growing Gousto and fulfilling our ambition to become the UK's best loved way to eat dinner, requires a specific focus on our technology team. It will not only contribute to the UK economy, but allow us to offer even more choice, inspiration and convenience to busy families."