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Silvery Tweed Cereals invest £1.5 million in plant

22 February 2016

A cereal manufacturer in the northeast of the country has completed a £1.5 million factory investment.

Silvery Tweed Cereals, who supply to Dorset Cereals, Premier Foods and United Biscuits, said the investment had gone into plant and equipment. 

The six month programme was partly funded through the Regional Growth Fund. It involved the installation of a new automated packing line and robot palletising system. 

“Our latest investment programme will make a real difference to the way we operate and we’re really pleased to have been able to create permanent new jobs in the process,” said Managing Director Bob Gladstone.

“It’s vital that we continue to invest in the latest plant and technology to both maintain our excellent reputation within the food industry and seize the growth opportunities as consumer tastes evolve. Our cereal and bakery ingredients are supplied into many of the UK’s top food and drink brands, as well as own-label products of the major retailers, so we must stay at the top of our game when it comes to the efficiency and safety of our processes.”

Silvery Tweed processes raw grains at its 40,000 sq ft factory. Much of the raw material comes from a 40 mile radius in the Scottish Borders. The company said it had created eight full time jobs as a result of the programme. 

Cllr Dave Ledger, Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council said: “This is fantastic example of a business growing as well as creating and safeguarding jobs in the process. It’s great to see that the funding provided has unlocked so much potential and expansion for this brilliant Northumberland based company.”

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