Basing its business at Durness, Sutherland, in the most north westerly corner of the UK has proved to be no drawback for luxury chocolate manufacturer, Cocoa Mountain.
Rather, business is flourishing to such an extent that the company has outgrown its old premises at 19a Balnakeil Craft Village and has just moved into a more spacious and better sited new unit at 8 Balnakeil which has been completely renovated and reconfigured to make it fit for purpose.
The move will allow the firm, which also supplies other retail outlets in the Highlands and UK, to substantially increase its production of hand-made, quality chocolates and enable it to further grow its already healthy sales.
It has also led to an employment boost in the area with the expected creation of an extra five jobs over the next three years. The firm presently has a 6-strong staff who work flexible hours.
Cocoa Mountain has been helped with the cost of upgrading their new premises by a grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The business was established two years ago with the support of HIE start-up funding.