Press release

STONEGATE ACQUIRES FARMHOUSE FREEDOM EGGS

03 May 2011

STONEGATE ACQUIRES FARMHOUSE FREEDOM EGGS

Stonegate Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Farmhouse Freedom Eggs Ltd, the specialist Free Range & Organic Egg packer and Mayonnaise producer situated on the outskirts of Usk in Wales. Stonegate is the second largest egg packer in the U.K and are major suppliers to both the retail and food service sectors.
Commenting on the acquisition, Pam Corbett, the Managing Director of Stonegate said, “We are delighted to acquire Farmhouse Freedom Eggs, a leading company in Wales, and this will significantly strengthen our presence there. We believe their egg products business including hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise and liquid egg will enhance our already strong offering to our retail and food service customers.”
Farmhouse Freedom Eggs will continue to be run as a stand-alone business within Stonegate, retaining its own corporate identity and name. Farmhouse Freedom Eggs employs an impressive and knowledgeable team. Stonegate is delighted to confirm that Gerry Tuffs, the founder and Managing Director for Farmhouse Freedom Eggs has agreed to stay on and continue to be involved in the business.

On the acquisition Tuffs states, “Joining the Stonegate group will cement the business growth achieved at Farmhouse Freedom Eggs over the last 3 years and enable our growth to continue. This is a fantastic opportunity for the business, which will benefit both our customers and employees alike. Our joint expertise will enable us to better capitalise on the opportunities ahead. I look forward to playing a major role in the strategy for the future.”

This purchase of Farmhouse Freedom Eggs follows a number of significant developments for the Stonegate business including the launch of a new marketing and advertising campaign for Clarence Court which is fast positioning itself as the leading supplier of specialty eggs and egg products.
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