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Westray Processors – business development planning

Because of its importance to the local economy, Westray Development Trust has been investigating the possibility of investment in Westray Processors Ltd, and in partnership with the factory management is commissioning a feasibility study and business plan projections to identify what would make a difference to the viability of the factory.Westray Processors Ltd is a crab-processing company that is one of the bigger employers of Westray and also takes catch from a number of Westray based fishing vessels.  It is a co-operative, and has a large number of local shareholders.   The factory has struggled with profitability, largely because of extremely high energy costs and limitations of the old building it owns.