Granny Cool, a preserves and condiments manufacturer, started life in 2013, receiving a Start Up Loan a year later to support the production of a range of handmade products.
Fast forward to 2016, and Granny Cool business partners Nikki Frith and Lindsey Oldroyd have been able to toast the sweet success of their marmalades and curds with a major new contract to supply Sainsbury’s supermarkets as well as a network of prestigious listings including Selfridges and Booths.
The two mums, who met in their children’s’ playground four years ago, are also preparing to enter the export market and build the Granny Cool brand in territories including Australia and the Middle East. Plans to fund their overseas expansion are currently underway thanks to a £60k Export Fund Loan from BFS.
Nikki said: “This is an enormously exciting time for us and the Business Finance Solutions team has helped take Granny Cool to the next step by securing the £60k loan for us and we look forward to their support in taking our brand overseas.
‘Like us they knew that there has been a real sea change in what people want to eat today and our customers are proud to support and champion smaller manufacturers who are working hard to create something authentic, high quality and a bit special.”