A Scottish meat wholesaler has opened 20 jobs in the Forth Valley, after it moved its production operations from Falkirk.
Malcolm Allan, which celebrates its 60th anniversary next year, is also launching a new campaign to increase sales, after a finance deal was put in place.
The agreement comes 12 months after the firm received an £850,000 grant as part of the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme.
It is indicative of a growing trend in Scotland, which is seeing more and more firms reassess their financial strategies. Working with Scottish factoring companies, many of these are looking to grow as the economic recovery continues throughout the UK.
The firm has said that its new Larbert location will not just allow it to streamline its day-to-day operation, but will also help it to build on home sales.
However, most exciting for the family firm, which specialises in beef and haggis, was its intended incursion south of the border. Gordon Allan, the firm’s sales director, said:
“Moving our production premises was primarily a result of outgrowing the old site – which is great news for the company as we mark our 60th anniversary in 2014.
“Our new Larbert headquarters is allowing us to significantly increase our production capacity and realise our growth ambitions by delivering a more modern, efficient service.”
He went on to say it was critical to move in time for the festive period, in order to cater for the increase in demand.
Eponymously founded in 1954, Malcolm Allan started off as a traditional family butcher shop, before opening several retail outlets throughout the country.