Fife dealer completes first year in business

A Fife catering equipment dealer is looking to double its business in 2012, just a year after it was set up with support from a local small business start-up scheme.

JP Direct Ltd wants to double its turnover to £500,000, launch a new website and expand its product catalogue following a successful first year in operation.

The company, which supplies commercial kitchen equipment and disposables to the hospitality and restaurant sectors, was formed by John Duncan and Peter Nelson.

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Duncan said that participating in the Gateway Fife ‘Be Your Own Boss’ programme had helped make it easier for the business to get off the ground.

“We already had a business plan and considerable experience in the trade so it was a surprise to discover that they could still help us with advice, grant funding towards equipment plus help negotiate a great deal on office costs,” Duncan told Fife Today.

Duncan added that participating in the scheme allowed JP Direct to begin business with lower costs.

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