Heck Food, the £17.5 million turnover family-run sausage maker, has appointed Yorkshire accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott to help the fast-growing local brand expand its vegetarian and vegan range.
The company’s products are currently stocked in supermarkets across the UK, and it is now looking to further expand on its meat-free ranges.
The meat-free food sector is exploding in popularity as more consumers turn their back on meat and adopt a healthier, “flexitarian” diet.
Garbutt + Elliott will provide financial advice and support to help the company further expand its range into vegetarian and vegan soups and broths.
Its growth ambitions follow the opening of a new £3.5 million production facility in 2017, which created 75 jobs in the region and now produces more than 700 sausages per minute.
Debbie Keeble, co-founder of Heck Food, said: “We’re proud to have grown such a successful and well-recognised brand so quickly and we have real ambitions for the future.
“Our future growth will be driven by expanding further with new product ranges, so we’re excited to use the team’s guidance to capitalise on new sectors and markets.”
Richard Feltham, partner at Garbutt + Elliott, added: “Heck Food is an incredibly impressive Yorkshire success story in a sector which is important to the region and one in which we particularly specialise. This is an exciting time to be helping Heck achieve its continued growth and expansion plans.
“Every business needs strategic guidance on securing finances, but what sets us apart is that we build strong client relationships and get to the heart of their needs. We look forward to working with Heck Food and going on the journey with them.”