First Scottish Cloverleaf restaurant to open in Glasgow

There could be a good deal of chef recruitment on the horizon in Glasgow over the coming year, with the construction of Scotland's first Cloverleaf restaurant planned to start shortly.

It will be developed at the city's Phoenix Retail Park close to Paisley, with an opening date pencilled in for the summer, and is expected to create up to 70 full and part-time jobs.

Cloverleaf is one area of the Greene King pub brand, which has 15 restaurants in England, and this move could signal further expansion plans north of the border.

This may lead to further job opportunities but for now Matt Brown, business unit director at Greene King, is just grateful to Renfrewshire Council for allowing them the chance to expand initially.

He said: "The development will be the first Cloverleaf restaurant in Scotland.

"We are grateful to Renfrewshire Council for allowing us this opportunity to invest in both Paisley and the surrounding area.

"We look forward to working closely with Renfrewshire Council in the coming months to ensure that the local community benefits from these new jobs and training opportunities."

It's hoped that, not only will the restaurant plans give real impetus in terms of employment in the area but it will also have a wide-ranging feelgood factor in terms of housing and training.

Leader of Renfrewshire Council, Mark Macmillan, said it could also encourage more businesses to set up at Phoenix Park.

"This new investment will provide much needed jobs and training opportunities for local people in the Paisley and Linwood area and help kick-start future housing and further commercial development at Phoenix Park," he said.

Indeed, Colin Graham, associate director at Miller Developments, which was involved in the planning process for the new restaurant, said their public consultation showed that such a plan would only spell good news for the local area.

He said it would be "a positive addition to Phoenix Park and the surrounding community".

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency in the catering industry