Central Produce keeps calm and carrots on with funding

Central produce

Central Produce

Central Produce, established in 2008, is a family run fruit and vegetable wholesaler based in Alloa, Scotland. The company supplies products to the catering trade across Central Scotland, specialising in high quality fresh produce.

With the majority of their customer base closed due to the pandemic, Central Produce expected to be closed for business until restrictions were lifted.

This funding provided a bridge while most of our client base – restaurants and local businesses – had to temporarily close. It also made it possible for us to diversify our services and we now offer door to door deliveries of fresh produce.

Andrew McDowall

General Manager, Central Produce

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) enabled the business to continue trading and helped to fund the set-up of a new delivery service to the local community, providing a new income stream.

Coronavirus is affecting every business differently. We’re pleased that this support has helped Central Produce to adapt its services and supported it to be in the strongest position it can be when its existing customer base returns.

Chris Appleton

Relationship Manager, Santander

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