Border Biscuits to double workforce with factory expansion

Having secured substantial bank loan facilities at the beginning of the month, Border Biscuits in Lanark, Lanarkshire is to expand its factory premises, creating 150 new jobs by 2018.

The biscuit manufacturer, who produces around 300,000 packets of biscuits a week, is to build a 1,620sq m warehouse at its 4,750sq m current site.

In 2011 Border Biscuits was awarded £335,000 by the Scottish government to fund an extension to its current factory and pay for a fully automated biscuit production line, an oven and conveying and packing equipment.

Founded in 1984 and now the largest privately-owned manufacturer in Lanarkshire, the company employs 150 staff and forecasts a turnover of more than £12m this year.