Wilsons Pet Food wins Scottish EDGE investment.
After having successfully progressed through the first two stages, Wilsons Pet Food, which produce cold-pressed and raw frozen dog food in Scotland, were thrilled to be announced as a winner after the final stage of the Scottish EDGE 15 awards.
Scottish EDGE is the UK’s biggest funding competition for small businesses, aiming to help accelerate the success of companies who have demonstrated encouraging growth. They also provide a business support package that includes mentoring, support and signposting to alternative finance.
Over 250 companies pitched in this year’s competition and these were whittled down to just 18 for the final pitch in front of a live audience at the RBS Conference Centre in Gogarburn, Edinburgh. The event was also attended by Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur and star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den series and fellow high-profile entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, whose Hunter Foundation is one of the key supporters of Scottish EDGE.
Craig Wallace, Wilsons Pet Food’s managing director, said: “Winning Scottish EDGE is a great achievement for the team at Wilsons. This investment is going to greatly help us expand our team here and further support our independent retailers. It will also help us launch our new range of premium natural treats, coming out in Spring 2020.”