Larbert firms ingredients for success

Blair Paterson, Mrs Tilly's managing director, oversees the production of its popular confectionery''Picture: Michael Gillen
Blair Paterson, Mrs Tilly's managing director, oversees the production of its popular confectionery''Picture: Michael Gillen
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A huge investment package has provided the perfect sweetener for a Larbert confectionery company.

Mrs Tilly’s will create 16 jobs as part of a push to increase its export market.

Funding has come from HSBC and will allow the family firm, which moved to Central Business Park almost two years ago, to invest in new machinery. This will make the production process five per cent more efficient and help by bringing in more staff to cope with demand for its tablet and fudge products.

The company has an international growth plan and hopes to capitalise on success in Canada and grow its exports to France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Poland.

Blair Paterson, Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery managing director and son of the founders, Elisabeth and Peter, said: “My parents founded the business in the family kitchen in 1997 and have worked extremely hard to make it the success it has become today. We have ambitions to grow the business and take Mrs Tilly’s fudge and tablet to an even wider international audience.”