Baxters open new head office in Edinburgh

Published: 25 January 2018

Soup giant Baxters Food Group, which employs 450 people in Moray, has opened a new head office in Edinburgh as part of its plans for continuing worldwide growth.

Executive chairman and chief executive Audrey Baxter said the launch of the premises in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square “reflects the group’s position as a truly global and international business.” She added it would also provide a “platform for further investment, organic growth and potential acquisitions.”

A spokesman for the firm said no jobs had gone from Moray and that the village of Fochabers, where the company was founded in 1868, remains its “spiritual home” as well as the headquarters of its European operations. He added that the group functions based in the new Edinburgh office, including legal, sales, human resources and some finance activities had previously been carried out in Glasgow for a number of years.

Ms Baxter made the announcement as W.A. Baxter and Sons (Holdings) Ltd, owners of Baxters Food Group, released annual results for the year to the end of April 2017, showing pre-tax profits of £8.7million...

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