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Wilsons Pet Food awarded £50,000 investment

Wilsons Pet Food has been awarded £50,000 after being announced as one of the winners of the Scottish Edge 15 Awards.

Scottish Edge is a UK funding competition aimed at 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 were whittled down to 18 for the final pitch in front of a live audience at the RBS Conference Centre in Gogarburn, Edinburgh

The event was also guested by Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur and star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, and fellow high-profile entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter.

Wilsons have been producing pet food in Scotland for over 150 years and were one of only a small number of businesses to win awards.

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.”

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