A north-east business which has competed on a televised food competition is looking to expand thanks to a free business support service.
Mark Reynolds, founder of Aberdeenshire-based Piggery-Smokery, established the firm with the support of Business Gateway.
After being made redundant from his job in the oil and gas industry, Mr Reynolds, who makes bespoke bacon products in his Alford smokehouse, said: “Business Gateway acted as a valuable sounding board, filling in the gaps in my own knowledge about running and expanding a business.
“Having access to their network of expert business professionals has enabled us to start off our business on the right footing and they have provided us with great encouragement.”
Mr Reynolds added: “Going forward, we have plans to use them for support with grant applications.”