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SCOTTISH SECRETARY VISITS BORDER BISCUITS

03 July 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alasdair Smith
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Scottish Secretary David Mundell saw first hand how some of Scotland’s finest biscuits are made when he visited Border Biscuits in Lanark this week.

Border Biscuits with David Mundell MP

Pictured (L to R): Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP; John Cunningham, MD Border Biscuits; Alasdair Smith, Chief Executive Scottish Bakers; Suzie Carlaw, Marketing Manager Border Biscuits. 

The family-owned company recently announced that it is to improve the environmental impact of the business by removing 90 per cent of plastic from their retail packaging. The move is part of a wider £1.6 million investment into its products and processes.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell said:

"It was fantastic to visit Border Biscuits in Lanark yesterday. It’s great to see such a successful family company thriving and innovating, supporting jobs and contributing to the economy of the South of Scotland. It was fascinating to hear about their forthcoming expansion plans, new product development, and how they have dramatically reduced plastic packaging. And I was lucky enough to sample some of their lovely products.”

Border Biscuits’ managing director John Cunningham said:

“We were delighted to welcome Scottish Secretary David Mundell to our Border Biscuits factory in Lanark and share our development plans with him as well as show him our new retail packaging. The new packs have 90 per cent less plastic and allows double the amount of packs to fit onto a single pallet, making the transportation of products more environmentally friendly and further reducing our company’s carbon footprint saving 537 tonnes of CO2e each year”

Alasdair Smith, Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers said:

“It was a pleasure to visit Scottish Bakers’ member, Border Biscuits with the Secretary of State. It was heartening to hear of Mr Mundell’s support for an ancient trade that keeps Scotland’s communities supplied with their daily bread, savoury snacks and, of course, the wonderful sweet treats produced by Border Biscuits."

Border Biscuits employs 170 people and makes a range of quality biscuits - from Lemon Drizzle to Viennese Whirls and their best-selling Dark Chocolate Gingers.

Click here for further information about Border Biscuits.