Hill Biscuits to extend client base

first_imgHill Biscuits has revealed it will be targeting a wider customer base, including international exports, as a result of securing a £276,000 loan from the Greater Manchester Investment Fund.The news comes after the biscuit manufacturer, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, revealed the investment would be used to extend its packing facilities. This included the construction of a separate warehouse on-site for this area of the business, which has the capability to hold 700 pallets.Hill Biscuits said the move would help to free up production space within its main building, while enabling the company to produce a broader range of pack sizes.Steven Wetherby, managing director at Hill Biscuits, told British Baker: “We are keen to spread our business more, so that we can move into other areas like foodservice, and develop some more export packs which we were previously unable to do. So it is giving us the opportunity to produce different pack sizes for different markets.“There were previously opportunities that we weren’t able to tap into. We want to now try and provide a firmer foundation, rather than just relying on retailer packs, reaching to a wider customer base.”Hill Biscuits currently exports its products to parts of the Caribbean, areas of Europe and, most recently, Australia, which started at the back end of 2012 as a result of the financial injection.“We would not have been able to export to Australia had it not been for this investment,” Wetherby added.The company currently employs 300 members of staff, but has hired an additional 45 employees as part of the investment.Looking at the performance of the business in the past 12 months, Wetherby said the company had been very busy and experienced a good year-on-year growth of around 20%.Hill Biscuits currently produces a range of sweet biscuit products for the retail, wholesale and foodservice markets, including digestive biscuits, ginger nuts, bourbons and custard creams.last_img read more

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WATCH VIDEO:Thierry Henry shows he still has it with a screamer from outside the box

first_imgWhen he is not breaking Irish hearts or taking the piss out of Robbie Savage, Thierry Henry likes to play a bit of football… and he is quite good at it if we are honest.At the weekend, playing for the New York Red Bulls against Sporting KC, he scored an absolute worldie of a goal right into the top corner of the net. To add to the greatness of the goal, he started off the move with a glorious little touch before sauntering up to the edge of the box and bulging the opposition net.While this may well be his last season in professional football, this video proves he still has plenty to offer the footballing world.Long live King Henry…last_img read more

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