Sweet deal for Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery

Managing director Blair Paterson on the production line, which will produce tablet for a wider audience. Picture: Contributed
Managing director Blair Paterson on the production line, which will produce tablet for a wider audience. Picture: Contributed
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Fudge and tablet maker Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery is to create jobs and extend its international footprint after securing a £1.6 million finance package.

The Stirlingshire-based firm said it will invest in new machinery to help make its production process more efficient while drafting in up to 16 additional staff to cope with increasing demand for its products.

The HSBC financing will support an expansion plan that aims to increase the company’s footprint in Canada following “significant” growth in exporting to a number of European markets, including Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

Blair Paterson, managing director and son of the company’s founders, said: “We have ambitions to grow the business and take Mrs Tilly’s fudge and tablet to an even wider international audience.”

Last year, the firm sold more than two million bars.