Green MSP John Finnie has lodged a motion in the
Scottish Parliament celebrating the transfer of Inverness based food
wholesaler Swanson’s into employee ownership.
since 1991, Swanson’s supplies fresh locally grown produce throughout
the Highlands and now also has depots in Nairn and Elgin.
receiving an offer from a larger wholesaler, managing director Magnus
Swanson decided to pursue employee ownership and more than 40 staff now
have a stake in the business.
Finnie said: “The transfer of an established and successful Highland
business to employee ownership is to be celebrated and I congratulate
everyone at Swanson’s on the momentous occasion for the company.
ownership can provide secure jobs and contribute to a fairer, more
sustainable, economy by ensuring that every worker has a stake in their
business and share in it’s successes.
fact that Swanson’s works with local producers and sells to independent
Highland businesses means this is good news for the entire region.
“I sincerely hope that other businesses in the Highlands follow in the footsteps of Swanson’s, and that Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government are willing to support them in that journey.”