One of Scotland’s biggest soft fruit companies enjoyed a successful year last year with a boost in both profits and turnover.
The latest accounts for Angus Soft Fruits, which is based in Arbroath, reveal an 80% increase in pre-tax profits to £531,997 for the year ended April 30, 2016.
The accounts, which were filed with Companies House, also reveal a 29% increase in turnover to £95.098million, from £73.937million previously.
The company is a producer organisation formed in 1994 by the Porter and Gray families. It has 18 members located primarily in Angus, Fife and Perthshire, and it also sources fruit from growers in Holland, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, America and South America.
In the accounts, the company said it had performed well in the year.
It said: “In the next few years, Angus Soft Fruits Ltd will invest heavily in new product development to create new varieties of soft fruit to secure competitive advantage in the market place.”
Average staff numbers increased to 128, from 109 previously, and the collective remuneration for the company’s five directors was £252,400. This is down from £300,037 the year before.