The Walkers story began in 1898 when Joseph Walker aged 21, with a loan of £50 had the ambition to bake 'The World's Finest Shortbread'.
The business has remained true to that original ideal throughout the generations; using the finest ingredients and traditional recipes, and instilling family values and dedication to create uniquely delicious products which are now sold all over the world.
Our secret to a happy workforce is simple - everyone feels as though they are part of baking ‘the world’s finest shortbread’.
Walkers Shortbread is the largest private employer in the Moray area, with around a third of the workforce being the community who have settled there. We pride ourselves on being the employer of choice in the area. Honesty, integrity and diligence are at the heart of what we do to create products we are all proud of. As a result of their hard work, employees are rewarded with a benefits package which surpasses any of our competitors. Work-life balance for our employees is a principle which we still maintain; we close our factory’s over the Christmas period to allow staff to spend time with their families. We have also maintained our tradition of not working weekend’s and we encourage all staff to finish early each Friday.