The boss of food giant Baxters has said the company’s heart will “always remain in Moray” despite its move to Edinburgh in the last year.
A charity founded by an iconic Moray business has revealed it will give away £1 million to local causes.
A Moray charitable foundation will donate a prize to one of the top solo piping contests in the world.
Baxters Food Group has announced their official charity partner for their 150th anniversary.
Pupils from a Moray high school saw their souped-up recipes become a reality when they visited one of the region’s most well-known factories.
School pupils on Speyside have been tasked by a soup giant to dream up fresh healthy-living recipes.
The legacy of the head of a soup empire’s friendship with a Moray theatre company will help the group flourish for years to come.
Demolition of a family home that helped drive a soup empire on Speyside has begun.
A pupil’s charming drawing of a family of gingerbread people has won Richard Lochhead MSP’s Christmas card competition.
Three north and north-east businesses are on a new list of the UK’s top 250 companies ranked by annual sales or profits.
Four businesses from the north and north-east have made it onto the latest list of the UK's top 200 private firms for international sales growth.
Community groups in Moray are celebrating after receiving a share of £75,000 in funding.
Expanded operations in the US have helped Fochabers-based Baxters Food Group increase sales and profits, despite tough trading conditions in the UK.
Cameron Baxter is a real broth of a boy.
A charitable trust which continues the legacy of a famous Moray business couple has donated £60,000 towards the restoration of a village landmark the couple cherished.
A Moray food giant has been fined £70,000 after a worker's hand was mutilated in a pie machine. At Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday, Baxters Food Group admitted that serious health and safety failings had caused the accident. The incident happened at the company's Fochabers factory last March, in a unit where Frey Bentos pies and puddings are produced. Quality control operator James Vann-Allen was attempting to clear a blockage in equipment which seals the lids onto their packaging when the machine was switched on and his right hand became trapped. Engineering staff had to dismantle the apparatus to free Mr Vann-Allen from it. The 28-year-old suffered fractured bones and a puncture wound to the back of his hand, and has been left with two flattened knuckles. A Baxters lawyer insisted the organisation takes the welfare of its workforce "extremely seriously", and had since enacted sweeping changes to prevent employees coming to harm. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation laid bare the circumstances behind the horrific accident. The court heard that an alarm system fitted to the machine, which sounds three seconds before it is about to spring into life or when a fault occurs, had not been working for months prior to the incident. When lids became jammed on on March 13, 2015, Mr Van-Allen was called to clear the blockage. However, colleague Maria Toromanova arrived to carry out checks and switched the machine on, trapping Mr Van-Allen's hand between pieces of hardware. The employee of five years was off work until May, and only resumed his normal duties last June. Mr Van-Allen says he can no longer grip a pen or hold a grocery bag for longer than five minutes without suffering pain. Doctors say he may require an operation later in life, but that it is not possible to improve the appearance of his wounded hand. A HSE spokeswoman said: "This was a foreseeable incident, and there were several measures which could have been put in place to prevent it. "Unsafe working practices had been in place since the machine was introduced in 2012. "In March, 2014, HSE served Baxters with an improvement notice and had the firm implemented the requirements, we are of the opinion this incident would not have happened." Baxters admitted failing to ensure the health and safety at work of Mr Vann-Allen between September 1, 2013, and March 13, 2015. The firm accepted that it had failed to make a sufficient assessment of the risks to health and safety on the line in question, and to provide the information and training necessary to ensure the safety of employees. The massive fine was the firm's second in less than a year. Baxters was hit with a £60,000 penalty last October after a worker had to have his left foot amputated on-site when it became caught in steam vegetable peeling machine in January 2014. Jodie Cormack's right foot later was partially amputated following a number of operations and the insertion of a metal plate and screws. Baxters' defence agent, Malcolm Gunneyon, said that the family firm launched an "action plan" to improve site safety less than a week after Mr Van-Allen's injury, which had tightened up practices across the board. Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov said she was "heartened" by the moves Baxters had taken to reduce the chances of further accidents, but condemned bosses for refusing to implement changes when problems were brought to light. She said: "A significant factor here is failure to implement changes after being notified of contraventions. "It is likely that this accident would not have occurred if that had happened."
A charitable trust set up to continue the legacy of a beloved Moray business duo has created a trophy for young talent at the Highland Military Tattoo.
The Pizza Soup Crew from Milne's High School in Moray turned their innovative recipe into a real dish with a touch of pizzazz yesterday.
Highland and Island Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland have stepped in to support Baxters staff at risk of losing their jobs.
Baxters employees have joined forces in a souped-up fundraising initiative to boost an Aberdeen charity.
A Highlands and Islands politician has called for the government to help workers facing the sack from a Moray food firm.
As many as 80 employees in Fochabers are facing the prospect of losing their jobs at Baxters.
Winners of a prestigious annual event showcasing the best HR professionals and practices across the north-east have hailed the benefits of getting involved with the cHeRries Awards.
A culinary wizard who hones his skills in the kitchens of a Moray soup firm will appear in the semi-finals of one of television's toughest cooking shows tonight.
A Moray soup king cooking up a storm in this year's Professional MasterChef will entertain viewers tonight as he competes in the quarter finals.
World famous food firm Baxters of Speyside has been fined £60,000 after one of its workers suffered horrific foot injuries at its Fochabers plant.
A world-famous food producer has been fined £6,000 after admitting to health and safety failings which left an employee without full use of his hand.
Multimillionaire Scottish businesswoman Audrey Baxter is back in sole charge of her family soup empire, it emerged yesterday.
Ena Baxter, the woman behind the Baxters food empire, has died aged 90.
A dispute over pay and conditions has broken out at a world famous Moray food producer.
The police investigation into the six illegal asylum seekers who made off from a lorry in Moray is now over.
The four illegal immigrants who made off from a truck trailer near a Moray food plant have now been traced by police and are currently in custody.