Macphie toasts to 50 years at Glenbervie with tasty staff do - Macphie

Macphie recently celebrated 50 years since moving to rural Aberdeenshire by celebrating with hundreds of its team.

360 people, which included employees, families, and friends, came together to commemorate half a century since its pivotal transition from Glasgow to Glenbervie.

The move to Glenbervie laid the foundations and marked its transition from bakery wholesaler to internationally renowned ingredients manufacturer – now creating products and ingredients for some of the world’s biggest food brands.

The staff celebration comes alongside the firm’s recent pledge to donate £50,000 to charities and community groups across Scotland to mark the milestone year.

Andy Stapley, Macphie’s CEO said: “This year is another important year for everyone at Macphie as well as the wider community – our celebrations were a fantastic way to celebrate that and reflect on the past 50 years.

“We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for our hard-working and dedicated team behind us, so the 50th anniversary party was a moment to mark everyone’s efforts in helping build the firm to what it is today.”

Marking the occasion, guests were welcomed to the site at Glenbervie and treated to a BBQ and performances from caricaturists, magicians and a saxophone player.

Originally founded in 1928 in Glasgow, the company later relocated to Glenbervie, near Stonehaven, in 1973, it has since grown to have 250 employees.

Andy added: “It was important to us not only to mark the occasion with a celebration for those that play an important part in Macphie’s day-to-day, but also for the community too.

“We’re hoping that by donating £50,000 across community initiatives and charity projects in the area, we’re ensuring that we give back to the area that has welcomed us with open arms and supported us along the way.

“It is a milestone year for Macphie and an important time for the company, we have grown significantly in the past 5 decades and it’s especially exciting to think about where we will be in the next 50 years.”