Scottish bakery invests £100k for growth

first_imgScottish business Johnstone’s Bakers has invested £100,000 in product development and expansion.The funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) has allowed the bakery to purchase additional equipment, create 20 new jobs, and support the development of a new range of Johnstone’s own name branded products.UKSE’s investment is anticipated to help the East Kilbride-based company to double the factory’s oven capacity to facilitate increasing orders.Kevin Moore, managing director at Johnstone’s Bakers, said: “UKSE’s confidence in us has given our whole team a huge boost and their service could only be described as excellent. The investment has been fundamental to our expansion drive and we are now able to take our company to the next level with the development of many new products in the pipeline for the current year.”Scott Webb, regional executive at UKSE, added: “Kevin has taken Johnstone’s Bakers to new heights and UK Steel Enterprise saw this as an exciting investment opportunity. We can see the huge potential in this company and with such a strong presence in the retail sector already, we cannot wait to see where their range of Johnstone’s branded products takes them.”Moore bought Johnstone’s in 2006, and has since grown the company’s sales turnover by 400% after relocating to larger premises and devising a new business strategy.Johnstone’s currently exports cake goods to Australia and Germany, with plans to expand this financial year.UKSE is a subsidiary of Tata Steel Group, set up to help growing companies operating in former steel-producing areas realise their full potential, boost the local economy and create jobs.The funding package is UKSE’s third business investment in Scotland within the past two months.last_img read more

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Northampton draw Leinster in cup

first_img Saracens will face four-time Heineken Cup winners Toulouse, Connacht and Italian side Zebre in Pool three, while Aviva Premiership champions Leicester appear to have been given a favourable draw against Ulster, Montpellier and Treviso. Clermont, who topped the French championship at the end of the normal season and were runners-up to Toulon in last season’s competition, will meet Harlequins, Scarlets and Racing Metro in the only pool with two French teams. Meanwhile, in Pool 6, two-time champions Munster will face Perpignan, who return to the premier European competition after a two-year absence, Edinburgh and Gloucester. Northampton, who lost out to Leinster in the 2011 final at Cardiff, have also drawn French Top 14 champions Castres and RaboDirect PRO12 side Ospreys in what looks to be the toughest pool. Reigning champions Toulon will face sides from England, Scotland and Wales as they must overcome Cardiff Blues, Glasgow and Exeter if they are to advance from Pool 2 as they bid to retain their title. Northampton will face reigning Amlin Challenge Cup champions and three-time European champions Leinster in the pool stages of next season’s Heineken Cup.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Chelsea confirm signing of Salah

first_imgChelsea have confirmed the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Salah. “The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination.” The capture of the Egypt international, which is subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, could mean Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United will now go ahead. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with FC Basel for the transfer of their 21-year-old attacking midfielder Mohamed Salah. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan gets his 250th wicket, Bangladesh on top vs South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Shakib Al Hasan become the fifth player to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs.Shakib Al Hasan is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs.South Africa lost to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup.center_img New Delhi: Shakib Al Hasan has been a history-maker for Bangladesh ever since he made his entry into international cricket. With both bat and ball, he has been the premier all-rounder in world cricket across all formats and has played a major hand in Bangladesh becoming a force in world cricket. In Bangladesh’s opening encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Shakib’s contributions have been immense. With the bat, he smashed 75, his 43rd ODI fifty and shared a record 142-run stand for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh notched up 330/6, their highest score not only in ODIs but also in the World Cup. With the ball, he created more history during South Africa’s innings.In the fifth ball of the fifth over bowled by Shakib, Aiden Markram was nearing a fifty but he was undone by a quicker arm ball that skidded through and it crashed into the stumps. The wicket was Shakib’s 250th in ODIs and it made him only the fifth player in ODI history to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs. Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis are the other cricketers to have achieved this feat. Shakib is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs, 14 behind Mashrafe Mortaza who has 264 wickets and is playing in his fifth World Cup.Shakib and Mushfiqur’s knocks helped Bangladesh post a total of 300-plus in the World Cup for only the second time. This was only the fourth time that South Africa had conceded a total in excess of 300 in the World Cup. Australia’s 377/6 in the 2007 World Cup clash in St Kitts is the highest by an opponent against the Proteas.Bangladesh has the second-highest score in the World Cup against the Proteas while England went past 300 in the opening game of the tournament. This is the first time Bangladesh has crossed 300 in ODIs against South Africa. It was in the Adelaide game which saw Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs and they qualified for the World Cup knock-out for the first time. South Africa will now be attempting to achieve the highest ever run-chase in the history of the tournament as they look to bounce back after losing their opening game against England by 104 runs.last_img read more

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