John Cunningham, owner and chief executive of Border Biscuits

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John Cunningham, owner and chief executive of Border Biscuits

Lanarkshire-based Border Biscuits has hit a charity donation milestone of £1 million.

The biscuit brand donates 10% of its profits through its charity, Border Biscuits Community Support.

Founded in 2010, the charity has contributed to over 170 not-for-profit organisations in Scotland, including Archaeology Scotland, Rotary International and New Lanark Trust.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the company also donated over 150,000 packets of biscuits to NHS hospitals, care homes and foodbanks across the UK.

“Our company has grown significantly over the last ten years and our donations through Border Biscuits Community Support have grown with it. For our scale of business, we know that while we cannot change the world, we can make a real difference in our community. It is more than just money, it is about partnering with other organisations and giving practical guidance and time,” said John Cunningham, chief executive at Border Biscuits.

In addition, the charity sees company employees regularly volunteer with projects in sectors such as sports, arts, leisure & recreation, heritage, events, learning and digital.

Local firms Lanark Community Development Trust and Discover Lanark Business Improvement Group continue to be key partners of Border Biscuits Community Support.

“Border Biscuits has been an integral part of the Development Trust with funding and expertise helping to regenerate the community since 2012. Funding has contributed to a wide variety of initiatives over the years including the creation of a digital platform to promote the town, regeneration of our high street, Castlebank Park and Horticultural Centre development,” added Sylvia Russel, chairperson of Lanark Community Development Trust.