Young Entrepreneur hooks Asda deal

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Gregor Mackintosh, 23, has clinched a deal to supply rapeseed oil to every ASDA supermarket in Scotland.

The young entrepreneur established his business, Mackintosh of Glendaveny, in 2009 and this latest five-figure deal comes after a £50,000 upgrade of the production facilities on Gregor’s farm in Glendaveny.

In the week just passed, more than 8,000 bottles of oil have been shipped to Asda’s central distribution centre in Grangemouth.

Mr Mackintosh said: “Every penny that the business has made over the past two years has been reinvested back into the company.

“I believe the recent investment, which includes taking on a new member of staff, will help us meet demand from a wide variety of outlets – from hotels to independent stores and restaurants – ­as well as open doors to other well-known supermarkets.

“It will also free up my time so that I can focus on growing the business further.”

Mr Mackintosh, a former finalist in both the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust Award, came up with the idea for the business while studying for a degree at the Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen.{jcomments on}