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The Glasgow-headquartered PLC will pay up to £1.25m for the eight-staff business assuming key financial objectives are achieved in the 12-month period post-acquisition.

All eight staff at the distribution company have been transferred over. Branch manager Neil Rodgers will continue to run the 1858sqm site.

The acquisition will allow Macfarlane Group to fill in a geographical gap, chief executive Peter Atkinson told PrintWeek . Previously, Teesside operations were served from Macfarlane’s Newcastle site.

The Glasgow-headquartered PLC will pay up to £1.25m for the eight-staff business assuming key financial objectives are achieved in the 12-month period post-acquisition.

All eight staff at the distribution company have been transferred over. Branch manager Neil Rodgers will continue to run the 1858sqm site.

The acquisition will allow Macfarlane Group to fill in a geographical gap, chief executive Peter Atkinson told PrintWeek . Previously, Teesside operations were served from Macfarlane’s Newcastle site.

1 : James MacLehose, Memoirs and Portraits of One Hundred Glasgow Men , Glasgow: James MacLehose & Sons, 1886, p. viii (Introduction).

2 : Sheila Hamilton, 'Walter Macfarlane', A. Slaven and S. Checkland, eds, Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography 1860–1960 , vol. 1: The Staple Industries , Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1986, pp. 125–6.

3 : Scotsman , 16 August 1911, p. 8; Glasgow Herald , 15 August 1911, p. 6b; Ascog House, Ascog, Isle of Bute , www.landmarktrust.org.uk [accessed 15 July 2013]; Landmark Trust, Ascog House and Meikle Ascog, History , pdf document, http://file.datasmart.co.uk [accessed 15 July 2013].


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