Mrs Tilly’s hope to have top prize licked

Blair Paterson, managing director of Mrs Tilly's
Picture: Michael Gillen
Blair Paterson, managing director of Mrs Tilly's Picture: Michael Gillen

Sweet makers Mrs Tilly’s are hoping to enjoy the sweet taste of success later this month at a national awards ceremony.

The Larbert company has made the final of the Scottish Business Awards in the SME of the Year category.

The achievement rounds off a significant 12 months for the confectionery company – starting last November when it was named Best Large Business at the Falkirk Herald Business Awards.

Mrs Tilly’s has secured shelf space with a number of new supermarket retailers, as well as launching a £1.6 million investment programme to strengthen its place in the domestic and international market.

Managing director Blair Paterson said: “This has been an excellent year for the business, sales have remained strong and we have successfully expanded our customer base in a variety of new channels.

“We have launched some fantastic new products and have also secured new distribution agreements in a number of international markets, including Japan and the USA, where the demand for premium grocery products remains high.”

The awards ceremony takes place in Edinburgh on November 17 with actor Leonardo 
DiCaprio the keynote speaker.

Blair added: “Reaching the finals of the Scottish Business Awards is testament to the hard work of the entire team we have here at Mrs Tilly’s.

“Being recognised as one of Scotland’s most dynamic and fastest growing food and drinks companies is a real honour and we are thrilled to be in the 
esteemed company of some of Scotland’s best businesses.”