Ethically-sourced, raw pet food manufacturer Naturaw has quadrupled production capability thanks to a programme of over £500,000 investment within its new facility.
The Wetherby-based and B Corp Certified manufacturer, which employs 18 staff, has invested in an automated production line thanks to support from finance brokerage Trusted Business Partner.
Chris Broadbent, director at Naturaw, said: “Last year we completed the move to our new Thorp Arch facility and knew we needed to increase our capacity by upgrading our current production lines.
“With business growth of over 120 per cent over the last two years, it was important to make sure that our production capability was futureproof going forward. The upgraded line ensures that a continually growing ‘rawvolution’ of demand can be met both from online customers and via our UK wide network of 150 independent stockists.
“Working with James Clinghan at Trusted Business Partner allowed us to propel the investment forward and he brought a real refreshing enthusiasm to the business. Thanks to the upgrades, we’ve also been able to significantly update our packaging across the full product range and we’ve already had fantastic feedback from customers.”
James Clinghan, managing dDirector at Trusted Business Partner, secured the funding to support the production line upgrades. He said: “Naturaw caters to a real gap in the pet market and it was a joy to work alongside such a passionate family-run business. The new production line is a fantastic progressional step for Naturaw and it’s excellent to see the business continue to set records and continue upon its growth trajectory thanks to our support.”
Over the next year Naturaw will be working to achieve its global B-Corp Certification amongst other eco-credentials, while also continuing to expand its popular product range for stockists and direct customers.
Chris added: “The pet industry is such a huge growth area to be in and we’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure that we offer our customers the best quality raw products, using only high welfare meat from British farms.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what the next year has in store and are confident more UK pet owners will reap the benefits of using fresh, natural raw food.”