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SGF members, the Cobbs Group, met with their local MSP Kate Forbes last Friday to discuss potential business development opportunities for this truly highland company whose portfolio includes a wholesale bakery, hotels, restaurants, coffee houses and gift shops. Ms Forbes was given a tour of the Cobbs wholesale bakery facility which is based in the Loch Ness-side village of Drumnadrochit followed by a visit to their Loch Ness Clansman Hotel.

SGF chief executive Dr Pete Cheema OBE who was also in attendance said: “We are delighted that Kate Forbes MSP took the opportunity to meet with SGF members, the Cobbs Group, to discuss issues of importance to the company and to explore potential support available to their business to enable to them to grow, develop and expand. Cobbs are a key employer in the area and contribute more widely to their community as a whole.”

Managing Director, Cobbs Group, Fraser Campbell said: “At Cobbs we take pride in our distinctively highland roots and the contribution we make to the local economy. I would like to thank Kate Forbes MSP for taking the time to positively engage with us over potential support available to the Cobbs Group and to the Scottish Grocer’s Federation for helping make this meeting possible.

Kate Forbes MSP said: “I was delighted to visit Cobbs Group last week and discuss their plans for growth and expansion. It is an incredible organisation, firmly rooted in the Highlands.

“I am a big supporter of Highland businesses that stay local but export right across the country, like Cobbs. I wish them well in their future endeavours, and look forward to visiting again.”

The Cobbs Group are based in the town of Drumnadrochit, Inverness and joined the Scottish Grocer’s Federation earlier this year.

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