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Newry food company invests £500k after bank switch

From left, Howard Farqhuar, chairman of Around Noon, John Mathers, Barclays Corporate Banking and Gareth Chambers, Around Noon chief executive
From left, Howard Farqhuar, chairman of Around Noon, John Mathers, Barclays Corporate Banking and Gareth Chambers, Around Noon chief executive

Newry 'food to go' manufacturer Around Noon has announced it's investing £500,000 in improving its systems after switching bank. The company said it's now banking with Barclays as it makes investments in IT systems and automation.

It supplies sandwiches, wraps, salads, bakery items and cold-pressed juices to coffee shops, convenience retailers and caterers.

The business has a manufacturing facility in greater London, and employs more than 330 people. It has acquired two businesses in recent years - Chef-in-a-Box in London and Sweet Things Bakery, which was founded in Dublin.

Around Noon chairman Howard Farquhar said: "Barclays put together an impressive proposal to support Around Noon's strategic growth plan, which includes investing significantly in order to increase business with existing customers and to facilitate further acquisitions."

John Mathers, corporate development director at Barclays, said it had been "impressed" with Around Noon's growth and ambition.

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