An Edinburgh food firm producing vegan frittata has more than doubled its sales in two years.
Planet Kuku has supplied clients such as Lomond Food Group, Margiotta, Real Foods and independent cafes with its Middle Eastern-style snacks with £90,000 of produce in the last year, up from £37,000 in 2017.
It has expanded into larger premises at Telferton Industrial Estate in Portobello with support from Business Gateway Edinburgh and aims to double turnover again to £200,000.
Founders Mat Noniewicz Noniewicz and Maria Janowczyk started making their dish, known as Kuku, sing chickpeas, flower, water and Scottish cold pressed rapeseed oil, in their home in 2015 and selling at markets and food events.
In 2017 they moved into a shared commercial kitchen and took on a full-time member of staff to meet demand and their new 1800 sq ft base has the capacity to target more food suppliers, shops and cafes across Scotland.
Noniewicz said: “We are delighted with the growth of Planet Kuku, especially over the last year, which is thanks to many organisations who have helped us along the way including Business Gateway Edinburgh.
“Having our own advisor has been instrumental in our ability to expand into new premises and successfully grow the company.
“Every business has a steep learning curve, however it’s been great for us to have someone at the end of the phone or face-to-face that we can call upon for advice on everything from licenses to growing the team and getting the right premises to marketing the company, which we are very grateful for.”
Susan Harkins, Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Planet Kuku to grow their business. They have carved out a fantastic niche product which is guaranteed to continue to grow and be a huge success.”