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West Fife: Bella & Duke have fun success after transferring to Rosyth and Inverkeithing

SUCCESS has been a stroll within the park for one Rosyth agency as they present no indicators of slowing down.

Bella & Duke develops uncooked meals for pets, having been based in 2016 by Mark Scott and Tony Ottley following the untimely deaths of their very own canines, who had been identified with most cancers earlier than the age of 10.

They consider this was all the way down to a kibble weight loss plan, evaluating canine biscuits to a continuing reliance on quick meals.

In simply 18 months, they’ve seen their employees numbers develop from 20 to 145, following the event of their manufacturing plant in Inverkeithing and new headquarters in Rosyth.

“We aren’t one of many largest uncooked pet meals firms within the UK,” Mark informed the Press.

“It is dearer however the vet invoice is even larger if you’re feeding them highly-processed meals on a regular basis.

“When individuals see the distinction of their pet, they realise they’ll do something to ensure their cat or canine is wholesome.

“I at all times say the household hierarchy is cat or canine, mum, children, backyard furnishings, then dad!”

However, regardless of this development, they haven’t been resistant to recruitment struggles, having marketed round 20 new positions up to now few months Mark says there may be nonetheless a number of left unfilled in buyer care.

Nevertheless, they really feel their new base, named Parklife, is a big draw for job-seekers.

“We now have introduced the park inside,” Mark defined.

“We employed an workplace supervisor and gave her the title of ‘Park Ranger’, the angle makes the place.

“I’ve by no means had a enterprise develop so quick, and most of it was throughout lockdown, however the crew have performed an exceptional job.”

Their purpose is to vary individuals’s understanding of pet meals, saying that present outlooks create a “false financial system” when choosing cheaper alternate options.

“99.999 per cent of all animals naturally eat uncooked, we get individuals saying on a regular basis, for instance, that their cat has been sick after which went on our meals and bought higher,” Mark continued.

“My first canine, Morpheus, died at 11-years-old, however Trinity was 16-and-a-half; individuals could not consider how outdated she was.

“It’s a pet wellness enterprise actually, we offer recommendation on end-of-life care as effectively.

“The Fb group can also be a helpful neighborhood, their tales are extra highly effective than something I can say about it.”

Bella & Duke began life in Blairgowrie, after which Perth, earlier than transferring to Rosyth to be nearer to courier firms.

Mark says that their greatest market is England however that they’ve developed a powerful Scottish following because of their shut involvement locally with occasions and door-to-door visits.

Dunfermline and West Fife MP Douglas Chapman paid a go to to their new headquarters not too long ago, praising the agency for “taking the lead” out there.

He stated: “I’m grateful to Mark and Tony for taking the time to indicate me their HQ and manufacturing websites.

“Because it was first based, Bella & Duke has gone from energy to energy, and there’s no query in my thoughts it’s now taken the lead within the UK’s uncooked pet meals market.

“Not solely that, however the agency has additionally created good jobs and a very wonderful working atmosphere for its employees right here in West Fife.”

The SNP’s small enterprise spokesperson continued: “It’s apparent to me that Mark, Tony and the remainder of the Bella & Duke crew are actually captivated with their enterprise, and the advantages their product can convey to individuals’s most beloved companions – their pets.

“I want all of the employees effectively and have little doubt that in the event that they sustain their good work then there will likely be no stopping Bella & Duke from rising.”

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