Ruth Davidson appointed director of Scottish food group Baxters

FORMER Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has been appointed as a director of Scottish food group Baxters.

The appointment of Baroness Davidson has been revealed today in a Companies House filing from WA Baxter & Sons (Holdings).

The date of the appointment, which has not previously been announced, was July 28.

Baxters declined to comment on how much Baroness Davidson would be paid for the role, when asked by The Herald about the level of remuneration.

The Fochabers-based company, which has expanded in recent times through acquisitions, said that Baroness Davidson had been appointed as a non-executive director for a three-year term.

It declined to make any further comment on the appointment.

Baroness Davidson also declined to comment.

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Baxters Food Group last December unveiled a second major acquisition in the US market.

The soups and condiments maker announced then that it had sealed a deal to buy Truitt Bros Inc, a major contract manufacturer of shelf-stable, thermally processed foods.

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Truitt has annual revenues of $100 million and more than 500 employees who work across two sites, the company’s headquarters in Salem, Oregon, and in East Bernstadt, Kentucky.

The deal followed Baxters’ 2014 acquisition of Wornick, a US supplier of military rations. Baxters currently employs 500 at that division.

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world. The title was simplified from The Glasgow Herald in 1992