A Cornish dairy is looking for 35 new members of staff and is putting on extra shifts to make sure that there's enough milk and cream to meet the demands of a record number of visitors.

In a normal summer, Trewithen Dairy - which sources milk from 35 local Cornish farms - produces enough clotted cream in a single day to create 75,000 individual cream teas.

This is expected to rise to around 100,000 cream tea equivalents at the height of this summer with the help of the enlarged team.

The dairy already employs 250 full-time staff but has decided it needs more to help cope with the unprecedented upturn in visitor bookings.

The family-run dairy’s joint managing director, Francis Clarke, says: “During the lockdowns we saw a significant reduction in sales through the service sector - pubs, restaurants and the like - but we look forward to that coming back to life.

"Everything indicates that Cornwall and the south west is going to be very busy. But despite these challenges we have been fortunate to grow our total sales in the past 12-months with both new and existing customers.

"So we are preparing for that and making sure we do a great job for all our customers in what will be a very important recovery year for our region’s businesses.

“When people enjoy a holiday here, they are introduced to the great array of quality products Cornwall has to offer and they want to carry on purchasing them when they go home.

"We see it in our sales. There are regions where people typically holiday in Cornwall - London and the M4 and M5 corridors - and we see that sales of Cornish products in those areas are particularly strong.

“People are wanting to buy that taste of Cornwall when they go home."

The 35 extra staff are required with immediate effect across operations at the Trewithen Dairy headquarters in the Glynn Valley near Bodmin.

“That’s everything from production operatives and lab technicians to drivers, warehouse staff and an IT technician, with many of the roles including training and progression opportunities” said Francis.

“So it’s a real mix. Anyone joining Trewithen will join a ‘can do’ business, learns team skills and in the more technical roles there’s a good deal of quality training.”