Highland Spring Group gets investment
Highland Spring Group, is continuing to invest in both its operational and environmental strategy after securing a £55.5m funding package from HSBC UK.
The financial backing includes asset-based lending and debt refinance. A portion of the funding will be used to reduce the amount of PET plastic in the manufacture and production of Highland Spring products. This will help the business meet its goal of decreasing its use of PET plastic by 20% and increase the recycled PET plastic content of Highland Spring bottles to 50%.
It is also investing in a new railway siding adjacent to the main bottling plant, which will enable it to transport goods in a more environmentally sustainable way.
Edgcumbes of Arundel celebrates Great Taste awards
Edgcumbes of Arundel, West Sussex was awarded two 2-star Great Taste awards, for its ‘Sussex Barn’ and ‘Dark Side of the Edge’ speciality grade coffee bean blends.
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging.
There were 12,772 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 208 were awarded a 3-star, 1,326 received a 2-star and 3,409 were awarded a 1-star accolade.
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