Saturday, 20 September 2014

Front page of Darlington and Stockton times

                                Dog biscuit firm given the wag of approval

A Teesdale company is celebrating a year in business with an expansion that will see it double in size.

Wellybix, which is run by Alison Walton from her home in Romaldkirk, has secured a contract with
Westmoorland Group to sell her handmade dog treats in outlets from Penrith to Gloucesterhsire.

The company was started after Mrs Walton gave up her job as a pastry chef in a local hotel after 12 years.

Mrs Walton now works with a veterinary laboratory to ensure complete nutritional standards and quality.

She said: "I decided to bake some biscuits for my own Jack Russell, Welly. They worked really well and I began supplying local hotel and holiday cottages with biscuits to give to clients who brought their pets on holiday with them.

I have now taken on another local baker and agreed to supply five outlets in the Westmorland Group."

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