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Border Biscuits invests £2.5m in plant

By Ben Bouckley , 01-Jul-2011

Border Biscuits is investing a further £2.5 million to increase manufacturing capabilities and plant capacity over the next 18 months as the Scottish biscuit maker targets a 50% turnover increase over the next few years.

Sales director Ewan Anderson said: “There is a real opportunity in the premium biscuit category, and we’re looking to expand the business throughout the UK and abroad by continuing to produce the best quality biscuits that we can possibly bake

Sales reached £9.5m last year at the 25-year-old Lanarkshire firm, and the latest funding injection follows a £2m investment to develop its oat-based Gourmet Goodness range, which includes “imaginative flavours from around the world” and was launched in April.

The new range followed three years of product innovation and development, to ensure “the best quality recipes and unrivalled depth of flavour”, and was created by technical assistant Megan Brown and technical manager Nicola Haine.

Flavours in the range include Tropical Fruit Crumbles, Yogurt Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed Crumbles and Pecan & Maple Syrup Granola, and it won a Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Award earlier this year.

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