Cereal firm invests to boost jobs and capacity

By Laurence Gibbons

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The £1.5M investment should boost jobs, capacity and efficiency at the site
The £1.5M investment should boost jobs, capacity and efficiency at the site

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Cereal ingredient producer Silvery Tweed Cereals has invested £1.5M in new equipment at its Berwick-upon-Tweed site, creating four new jobs.

The investment in new processing and cleaning machinery will help boost capacity at the factory on Tweedside Trading Estate, the firm’s boss claimed.

Silvery Tweed Cereals md, Bob Gladstone, said the investment came in response to strong demand from customers.

Increasing workforce

“There is so much to be positive about as we look forward to bringing our new plant and machinery online this summer and increasing our workforce,”​ he said.

The Northumberland-based business currently employs 80 people and is now recruiting for four new production operatives.

The investment would help Silvery Tweed Cereals keep its growth plans on track and operate more efficiently, Gladstone claimed.

“For example, new equipment will automate grain cleaning and processing of raw materials which will mean we can handle 30% more product per hour and, therefore, increase the overall volume of product we can process in any given day,” ​he said.

Local sourcing

Silvery Tweed Cereals operates from a 40,000m2​ factory and takes grain from growers on the Scottish Borders and seeds sourced globally to produce the core ingredients for breakfast cereals and bread and bakery products.

It is one of the town’s oldest businesses, having started up more than 170 years ago.

The firm was established in 1843 by the Gladstone family, who still maintain ownership of the business.

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