The Beautiful Blending Co. Limited T/A Brontie & Co
We produce expertly crafted, great tasting, ethical, vegan chocolate and hot chocolate; with beautiful branding and clear community values.
Tell us about your business, what inspired you to get into it, what you sell/service you offer, what makes your business stand out and how it impacts you, your community or the environment.
I was a corporate solicitor, but I felt like I just couldn't make any difference to the world from behind my legal desk! I felt totally disconnected from my family, community and the environment. I knew I could do more! My business is uniquely branded and positioned as a free-from food company with high ethics. We have grown 300% in a year with start up capital of £2500. We have huge ambitions; we want to be a luxury British brand trading on the international stage, as a credit to Great Britain.
How would you use the FedEx Small Business Grant UK money to make a significant impact on your business?
We currently sell into the UK and Europe, and our next ambition is to sell to America and the Far East, as they show huge growth in the vegan/free-from markets. Breaking into these markets would increase our sales volumes by potentially 2400%. We would be able to create 5-7 new jobs and we would be able to make bigger donations to charity (currently 10% of profits). We need upgraded insurance, branded shelf-ready packaging, a co-packer, more storage and a contract with an international courier.