Thursday, 12 April 2012
Welcoming the company to the local area, Dr Whiteford commended Cott Beverages for their positive comments in the press about avoiding redundancies at Sangs and for bringing new security to the jobs and production at the Macduff site.
Commenting on her meeting, Dr Whiteford said:
“I was really pleased to be able to meet with Sangs’ new Managing Director, and discuss his plans for the site here in Macduff.
“Throughout the time that Sangs were in administration, the staff were intensely loyal and optimistic about the company’s future. I am glad that this has been recognised by the new owners, Cott Beverages, and welcome their commitment to retaining jobs and production at the Macduff site.
“I was also delighted to hear of the new owners’ plans for improving production facilities, and I will be giving my full support to Cott Beverages as they seek to safeguard the future of Sangs in its Macduff home.”
Sangs, which entered administration at the turn of the year, was the subject of much public support in the local area. A Facebook campaign that was established to ‘Save Moray Cup’, attracted the interest of some 5,000 people.
Dr Whiteford added:
“I think local people will also be anxious to learn the future of favourite Sangs’ products such as Moray Cup. I am pleased to have been given assurances that Moray Cup will continue to be produced locally in Macduff and maintain its pride of place on North-east shop shelves.”