Mey Selections Moves Bank Account To A Local Caithness Branch Of RBS In Lybster
25th March 2007
North Highland Products, owners of the expanding Mey Selections brand, have appointed the Royal Bank of Scotland as their commercial bankers.
Calum Dickson, office manager at North Highland Products, explained, "We have moved our banking to the Royal Bank of Scotland because it gives Mey Selections a local presence and the national support at corporate level that we need. It also puts a bit more business into the local economy as our account will be held in the Lybster branch of RBS. NHP's business is expanding fast and we need a bank that understands this and is committed to working with us to develop the agri-food chain in the North Highlands."
Commenting on their new customer, Christine Campbell, Manager, Commercial Banking at RBS said: "We are delighted to welcome Mey Selections as a customer of RBS. The quality of food produced by the farmers of Caithness is first-rate, and we look forward to helping the initiative grow and continue to profile the North Highlands of Scotland to an international audience."
Calum Dickson, Office Manager, North Highland Products, receives Mey Selections first cheque book from Christine Campbell, Manager, Commercial Banking, North of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, in the Lybster branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland on Monday 26 March.
In the photo - Christine Campbell (manager. Commercial Banking, North of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland), Catherine Sutherland (Lybster branch, RBS) Calum Dickson (office manager, North Highlands Products) Margaret Larnach (Lybster Branch, RBS) and Angie Gunn (Lybster branch, RBS)
A brand new children's food festival will take place in the North Highlands in the summer of 2015 it has been announced. Created and organised by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) in partnership with Scotland Food & Drink, the festival will take place from 5 and 6 June 2015 and aims to highlight the importance of local food production, how to make great cuisine and good food choices and the variety of career opportunities in food production and service.
ISAs are changing into a new, simpler product as part of changes announced in the 2014 Budget. From 1 July, the 'New ISA' (NISA) will have an annual allowance of £15,000 - the biggest ever increase to ISA limits - and all or part can be invested in cash, stocks and shares or whatever combination of the two that you choose.
RBS and NatWest extend services to customers through the Post Office. From later this year, NatWest and RBS personal and business customers can make deposits or pay in cheques at any of the Post Office’s 11,500 branches Customers can already withdraw cash, and check their balance NatWest and RBS are extending the services personal and business customers can use through the Post Office from later this year to include pay-ins of cash and cheques.
Croft-reared Highland beef and lamb served at the royal wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton is now available nationwide and even across Europe, thanks to a brand new partnership between Mey Selections and Campbells Prime Meat Ltd. Eight Mey Selections cuts of beef are now available for sale direct to the public on Campbells Website and can be delivered fresh across the UK and Europe.
After all the months of planning, wondering if the idea would work, and waiting for stallholders to come forward, it was a great boost yesterday to see so many locals and visitors coming in to see us. We already have a waiting list of potential stallholders but we are fully booked for the whole season at the present time.
David Whiteford has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Prince's North Highland Initiative. Mr Whiteford will take up the position on 1st June 2009.
Organised and hosted by Mey Selections, and with the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a group of ten top London chefs have, over the past few days, experienced for themselves just what it is about the North Highlands that produces award winning food and drink. Philip Corrick, Head Chef of the Royal Automobile Club, commented, "I am certain I speak for the rest of the group when I say that the North Highlands is unique in the UK in being able to deliver time after time, such a variety of quality produce - be it beef, lamb, mutton, seafood, cheese or bakery products, and much more." "The winning combination of the unspoilt environment together with the care and traditional skills employed by the region's fine food producers creates wonderful ingredients and products which consistently deliver on taste and performance.
Mey Selections becomes first Scottish consumer goods company to put carbon labels on products Mey Selections, the Caithness based food brand, is the first consumer goods company in Scotland to be certified with the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label. Mey Selections Luxury Shortbread and two Honey products will carry the Carbon Reduction Label in stores from 1 May, demonstrating the company's work to measure and, crucially, its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint over the next two years.
The Kandahar Club races each year in Switzerland at the world famous Murren Inferno downhill ski race - the longest downhill race in the world. This year the North Highland's Mey Selections Barrogill has sponsored the Hulse-Palmer Cup which is awarded to the three Kandahar teams with the best improved times in the Inferno race, and to the member of the Club with the best individual performance.
Mey Selections won the Best Retail Initiative award last week at the NEC in Birmingham. The award, given by Radio 4's food and farming programme is seen as the Oscar of the food and farming world and it acknowledges Mey Selections outstanding achievement with customers on a national scale.
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