Fivemiletown Creamery has gained the exacting Red Tractor Assured Food Standard for its award winning range of speciality cheeses.

Mervyn with a selection of Fivemiletown cheeses and Boilie, a marinaded goat’s milk cheese.
Mervyn with a selection of Fivemiletown cheeses and Boilie, a marinaded goat’s milk cheese.

The company gained the quality standard following an extensive and independent audit of its milk suppliers, who are based in the lush pastures of Clogher Valley in Co Tyrone, under the scheme’s Farm Assurance - Assured Dairy Farms - category.

Formed in 1898, Fivemiletown, a farmer-owned co-operative, sources fresh milk from 60 dairy farms and is the first food business in Northern Ireland to proudly display on its packaging the coveted Red Tractor quality mark.

The company has developed an extensive portfolio of hand crafted cheeses that includes Cooneen, Irish Goat’s Cheese, Ballyblue, an Irish Soft Blue Cheese, Ballyoak, an Irish Soft Smoked Cheese, Ballybrie, an Irish Soft Cheese, Oakwood, Irish Smoked Cheddar, Boilie, marinaded goat’s and cow’s milk cheeses, and O’Reilly’s Irish Goat’s Cheese.

Many of the speciality cheeses have gained awards in the International Cheese Awards, the Nantwich International Cheese Show and the UK Great Taste Awards.

Modular buildings specialist McAvoy Group is to provide an extensive classroom building for the Lackham campus at Wiltshire College, the county’s main provider of further and higher education services. The college has over 3,300 full time and 6,000 part time students.

Based at Oxford, McAvoy Group is to provide


  • an extensive groundworks package including foundation design and installation;
  • the removal and disposal of redundant temporary classrooms; an
  • relocation of existing services and installation of drainage and IT facilities.


McAvoy’s in-house design team developed a 22-bay modular building to incorporate the education provider’s requirements while maximising the space available.

Eugene Lynch, McAvoy Group Managing Director, commenting on the new contract, said: “Our designers have introduced glazed panelling to the interior walls of the classrooms to provide a shared learning experience.

“The team worked closely with the client on the development of a building which met the exacting standards required for educational facilities and incorporated the latest high tech teaching aids.”

The spacious learning centre will consist of seven large classrooms with full IT facilities, storage area for each classroom, office and smaller tutorial rooms and WC and changing facilities.

The McAvoy group has been providing temporary and permanent educational building solutions for over 35 years and is one of the leading providers of school buildings in the UK. With an extensive product range available for both hire and sale and including the latest energy efficient modular building, the cleverclass.

The group has extensive manufacturing operations in Northern Ireland.