Foster welcomes Cloughbane Farm Foods commitment to growth
Stormont Executive press release - Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Enterprise, Trade and investment Minister Arlene Foster has commended Cloughbane Farm Foods in Co. Tyrone on its commitment to growth.
The Pomeroy-based family business has benefited from a range of Invest NI support over recent years to expand its product range, boost sales and enhance its workforce. The company has already recruited eight staff out of the 10 new roles supported by Invest NI’s Jobs Fund.
Cloughbane Farm Foods has grown steadily over the past 10 years and supplies several of its products, including its award winning meat pies, to retailers across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. To boost its performance further, the company is concentrating on measures to improve its efficiency and is exploring the potential of installing renewable energy technologies to help reduce its onsite energy costs.
Speaking following a tour of company’s premises, Arlene Foster said: “Cloughbane Farm Foods is an ambitious and innovative firm which has continuously expanded its product range to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
“The creation of 10 new jobs will contribute £160,000 annually in additional salaries which is positive news for the local area. Exploring methods to save energy and reduce waste is an important consideration for this growing business as keeping costs low will ensure it remains competitive and profitable.”
Lorna Robinson, Managing Director of Cloughbane Farm Foods, said: “We have experienced a considerable uplift in turnover as a result of our growth plans and Invest NI has been an invaluable source of support in enabling us to take them forward. Looking ahead, we will be concentrating on growing our customer base across Great Britain particularly within the retail sector and reviewing how we can reduce our energy costs.”
Notes to editors:
1. Invest NI has offered Cloughbane Farm Foods over £140,000 in recent years towards growing its sales and workforce. This includes £50,000 under Invest NI’s Jobs Fund to support the creation of 10 new jobs. Cloughbane Farm Foods has also received an Invest NI resource efficiency grant of £49,999 to support its energy efficiency drive.
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