Maclean’s Highland Bakery invests in jobs and production

By Rod Addy

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Scottish bakery invests in production and jobs

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Maclean’s Highland Bakery is boosting its workforce and doubling its packing capacity thanks to funding from Clydesdale Bank, with plans to take on an additional 12 staff.

The firm, which is based at Forres in Scotland and currently employs 125 people, said it aimed to install a second packaging line after securing a six-figure loan.

The company said it had enjoyed a 40% increase in food exports to markets including China, the Philippines, the US and the Middle East in 2013. It claimed products including mini shortbreads and flavoured oatcakes were particularly popular with customers in the Far East.

Develop UK market

Exports now formed a significant and growing part of Maclean’s Highland Bakery but the additional packaging facilities being installed would allow it to develop the UK market, it said.

Maclean’s Highland Bakery also operates five shops and tearooms across the local area in Grantown and Nairn. The company’s range of products includes shortbread, rolls, savouries, and bread.

“Being in a position to further enhance our packaging facility will allow us to introduce an even greater degree of flexibility to our business,”​ said company md Lewis Maclean.

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