We have recently installed a new standby generator at our main site that will allow us to run the full factory independent of mains electricity in the event of a power cut. This represents an investment of around £100K to ensure we are not totally reliant on the utilities and the rolls go out every day!
The existing generator which could only handle around 30% of the McGhee’s factory load, will be re-sited to Kilmarnock to give Fergusons and Lamonds a similar capability.
Mcghee’s recently joined forces with Pars Foods, restaurant owner Satty Singh and ex-Celtic player Kenny Dalglish to create a unique new snack for hungry football fans at Hampden during the Scotland – Spain clash on on Tuesday 12, the Curry Pie!
The new recipe pastry pie contains an authentic curry filling, and will be available at football grounds across the country soon.
We are proud to have had the opportunity to sponser this year’s world wide, Tiree Wave Classic wind surfing competition.
The event has been running since 1986 and has become one of the most challenging competitions around, attracting top windsurfers to Scotland from around the world.
Amidst all the excitment were a few low fat mince pies, provided by mcghees.
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Fords was established in Musselburgh in 1932 and moved to Prestonpans in 1988, where it produced bakery and confectionery goods for supermarkets and stores across Scotland. This new arm of the company will allow McGhee’s to expand across the country.
Gordon McGhee, managing director of the McGhee’s Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have completed the acquisition of Fords Bakery Ltd which fits with our strategy of continuing to build a strong business model throughout Scotland.
“It is our intention to continue to provide a quality service and product to current and new customers.”
McGhee’s Bakery, Glasgow, Scotland is proud to celebrate it’s 75 anniversary.
McGhee’s was founded in 1935 by Dugald McGhee at the original bakehouse in Oran Street, Maryhill, Glasgow.
We have since grown from this site to our new custom built premises, servicing the local shops and supermarkets with a range of freshly baked morning rolls, tea-bread & savoury products. It now sells 1.4 million rolls a day all across Scotland.
We are proud to announce the continued support of our local football team for the 4th year. It seems all the more poignant while in our 75th year. The location of the original bakehouse in Oran Street, Maryhill can be seen from the main stand. Gordon McGhee, Managing Director, commented “Our family have seen many changes over the last 75 years and we are proud to support the local community. We know that a successful local football team is as important to business as it is to the community. Our investment in new premises and the local workforce means we will have many more successful years ahead of us”.
And part of the Sponsorship agreement involves McGhees Bakery with Kids Go Free to Firhill, which allows under 16’s to go free to all Partick Thistle SFL Home games.
A new 40% reduced fat Scotch pie was unveiled today to be sold to at this weekend’s Scottish Cup Final and is expected to generate 500,000 sales in the year ahead.
Developed in partnership by McGhee’s Bakery and Pars Foods, the pie contains a secret ingredient and at least 40% less fat, 50% less saturated fat and 37% less salt than the traditional Scotch pie, meaning it falls within Scottish Government Healthy Living guidelines.
The reduced fat snack – branded for retail as McGhee’s ‘Wi’oot the greeze’ – was unveiled today at Hampden Park where it will be on sale on Saturday, making Scottish football’s national stadium the biggest venue in the country to date where all Scotch pies are now reduced fat. McGhee’s, which this year celebrates its 75th birthday, and Pars supply Scotch pies to all but one SPL football ground as well as Hampden Park, selling 1.2 million Scotch pies to football fans each year.
Amongst other dietary idiosyncracies Glaswegians have a love of burnt bread rolls, as opposed to the soft, bappy things they sell in England. Thus it was that David Cameron visited McGhee’s the famous family bakers, makers of crispy, hard-line, see-you-Jimmy rolls.
On a flying trip to the Glasgow North East constituency to support Ruth Davidson, the Tory candidate, he toured the factory which feeds much of the West of Scotland with bread, cakes, potato scones, biscuits and confectionery.
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