With record demand for our scrummy handcrafted chocolate products made here in sunny Gnawfolk, the squirrels have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to expand our operation and continue to bring chocolate cheer to our fantastic customers!
Our business expansion has been supported by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, through the Business Resilience and Recovery Grant Scheme which has been established to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and during the economic recovery. It will provide grants to support short-term business resilience projects and longer-term recovery and diversification projects. The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership works with businesses, local authority partners and education institutions to drive growth and enterprise in Norfolk and Suffolk.
With our expanding operation requiring more production and storage space for raw materials and finished goods, increased team numbers, and specialised equipment, the grant was used to purchase some new machinery which will allow us to grow our operations and continue to make more scrummy chocolate, as well as use new forms of environmentally friendly compostable packaging.
With the support of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, we will be able to expand our range and launch exciting, innovative new products such as our Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate range, deliver our products to more retailers, local farm shops and independent shops than ever before and export to more and more countries, as people across the globe enjoy fabulously good chocolate, with a bit of squirrelly fun!
P.S. We have some exciting new products to share with you in the coming months and for the festive season which the squirrels are incredibly excited about. Keep your eyes peeled!