DONEGAL Creameries has today bought one of Scotland’s biggest seed potato producers.After an autumn which has seen more than half of the Co Donegal seed potato crop hit by bad weather, it will be seen as a shrewd move by the local company.The company bought by Donegal Creameries is A.J. Allan, based in Brechin, Angus. The deal was done through Donegal Creamerie’ subsidiary Irish Potato Marketing.No details were released on how much was paid for the business – but it looks like the company is already investing the money it got from Connacht Gold for its milk business.AJ Allan grows 12,000 tons a year of certified seed potatoes which will add to Donegal’s existing 50,000 annual tons.It was founded in late 1960s and established as a family business by the late Ian Allan. The company website states: “A complete range of up to date equipment from stone separators and harvesters to temperature controlled stores means A. J. Allan can confidently offer healthy damage free seed potatoes. These potatoes can be graded into a variety of size bands and treated efficiently with whatever chemical the customer requires.“Constant attention to detail using integrated crop management systems assures quality, meeting with the aims of the Assured Produce Scheme and the requirements of Tesco’s Nature’s Choice – providing effective control of all Virus and Fungal Disease.“Reliability and continuity are secured by an experienced, closely-knit team, the majority of whom have been with the business for years.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL CREAMERIES BUYS SCOTTISH SEED POTATO COMPANY was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL CREAMERIES BUY SCOTTISH SEED POTATO COMPANY
Comments are closed. Barclays chases growth by doubling bonusesOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Barclays Bank has doubled the amount of money it is investing in staffbonuses to help it meet its ambitious plans for growth. The bank aims to double its value every four years and has changed its bonusstructure in a bid to achieve this objective. All staff are eligible to receive a bonus connected to the company’sperformance against its key objectives. The bank also operates a profit share scheme that pays out up to 9 per centof staff salaries. Jeremy Orbell, executive director of reward at Barclays, told delegates atthe conference last week that the company’s new bonus structure has at leastdoubled the amount of money the company spends on bonuses. He revealed Barclays staff are now eligible for bonuses of up to 40 per centof salary in most cases – and as high as 100 per cent for senior staff –whereas in the past, it only used to award bonuses of between 10 and 20 percent of salary. Orbell said the improved bonus scheme was introduced to improve staffretention. “Retention of key people by direct compensation and/or otherequity is a key issue,” he said. “Cash is still king. It is very important that the annual bonus isflexible and linked to performance criteria.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.