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Supporting Quality news articles from down the years.

2019

Batchelors launch Fuss-Free Fuel For School

BACK to school time can be hectic – that’s why Batchelors is on hand to provide Fuss- Free Fuel For School. Baked beans are one of life’s most versatile foods – delicious and satisfying. They are the perfect go-to meal for busy families. To support Batchelors baked...

Where SIPTU is making the games people play now

Fee people may realise that if you are playing Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Guess Who, Connect 4, Battleships, Cluedo, Top Trumps, 30 Seconds or Sequence there is a very strong possibility that they were produced by SIPTU members in the Cartamundi Ireland Ltd in...

2018

SIPTU craftspeople at work in Newbridge Silverware

In June the Newbridge Silverware factory in county Kildare opened to public tours for the first time in its history, allowing visitors an opportunity to watch dedicated workers craft fine jewellery and silverware. Production manager, Cliff English, said: “The reaction...

2016

Newbridge Silverware old skills and new markets

For more than 80 years Newbridge Silverware has been one of Ireland’s leading producers of high-end metal products. In recent months, the company has undertaken its most significant innovation since the 1990s, when it branched out from cutlery and started producing...

2014

Keeping the home fires burning

EVERY snow cloud has a silver lining for the workers at the Zip manufacturing plant in Castlebellingham, Co Louth. As Ireland’s leading producer of firelighters and fire logs, production increases as temperatures drop and people seek the comfort of an open fire. A...

Cutlery manufacturer a top drawer success

Newbridge Silverware is the only cutlery manufacturer in Ireland, and only one of two that remain in Ireland and Britain. The company was set up in 1934 with the help of Labour Party leader and local TD, William Norton, as part of a scheme to provide employment for...

2013

Britvic shows a lot of bottle in a major rebranding drive

In a significant vote of confidence in its Irish workforce, Britvic has invested in a rebranding of its iconic Club brand. Ireland’s favourite citrus drink is a proud supporter of the Supporting Quality campaign. The Club drinks range, which includes Club Orange and...