West Cornwall Pasty Company has opened up its fourth and fifth new concept high street store, West Cornwall Food Co, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Winchester, Hampshire. Since March, the new high street concept West Cornwall Food Co launched with an extended product range including freshly made sandwiches and a luxury range of cakes and organic coffee. The first store to carry the new range was at Canterbury, Kent which has seen sales rise to 50% up on last year.The pasty company has since opened up four new high street shops in Chichester, West Sussex, Newbury, Berkshire and now in Cirencester and Winchester.A roll-out of the successful concept is planned for the end of the year and into 2017 to a number of other high street West Cornwall Pasty Co stores.Chris Peck, executive chairman of West Cornwall Pasty Co, commented: “West Cornwall Pasty Co is a brand in high demand. Our strategic shift towards a profile-raising lifestyle approach has influenced a robust fast-track growth plan, especially in the travel and sports sector, with a proven track record of significant impact.“Continued investment into strong communication and engagement with our expanding customer base, innovating with new headline products and exciting new generation store refurbishments have placed the spotlight well and truly on all brand activity both digitally and at store level.”In August, British Baker caught up with Chris Peck to explain his “turnaround story” for his business since he took the helm in 2014.
Deputy Thomas Pringle has criticised the Government’s record on fishing to date claiming the government has failed Donegal fishermen due to its failure to introduce a fair and just procedure of fishing penalty points within the industry.Speaking in the Dáil on the issue Deputy Pringle said every time the Government attempted to address the issue of penalty points they failed to implement fair and proper legislation.He added “There have been problems with regulation since 2009 and yet the Government has done nothing to introduce a fair and just procedure including recourse to the courts like in every other sector in Ireland. Susbequent legislation continued to fail on this which has consequences for the fishing community. “This is the third attempt now to deal with the penalty point system. You would have to wonder why it takes three attempts to deal with a system that is largely laid out in European Legislation in the first place. It can only be that the Government lacks regard for the fishing industry which it has largely neglected since coming into power.”He added that instead of addressing incompatible legislation head on Fine Gael are leaving in place failed regulations which this week we’ve asked them to rescind.Deputy Thomas PringleHe said “Fine Gael refuse to do so citing fines from Europe and funding restrictions if they take out existing regulations despite the courts striking down the legislation.“Fishermen deserve a fair and just system which includes recourse to the courts just as in every other sector in Ireland. If Fine Gael can’t do this without risking funding from the EU, which is their job, then they need to face the inherent incompetency within their own Government. “The main reason Fine Gael are failing to legislation properly is ultimately down to the fact that no consultation was carried out with fishing groups or with the Committee of Agriculture and the Marine which I am a member of.“I’ve been raising this for a number of years through the Committee, the Department and have consistently asked for proper scrutiny of any replacement legislation even if it is only a statutory instrument yet time and time again Fine Gael have failed to provide this opportunity for legislators like myself.”He concluded that he is now calling on the Minister to do what is owed to fishermen and rescind the current regulations and replace it with a fair and proper system after thorough consultation has been carried out with fishermen in Donegal and across the country.Pringle claims Fine Gael is failing Donegal fishermen was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FishingThomas Pringle