An enterprising duo are hoping for tasty beginnings after setting up a new business.
David Dixon and Scott Fielding set up ‘That Sauce Co’ in an effort to provide for their young families after support from the North Tyneside New Beginnings project.
They are close to being able to launch their new venture and have been given a small business loan to help with the set up costs.
David, 25, said: “We want to have our sauces on the shelves of shops everywhere but realistically we just want to be able to provide for our families.”
The pair began their journey into business when staff at New Beginnings got them a place on the Prince’s Trust ‘Access to Enterprise’ course, where they learned how to write a business plan.
Scott, 23, added: “We have been friends a long time and when we met back up again David made a meal for us, after attending the Prince’s Trust course and tasting the sauce he made, it all just started to snowball from there.”
Scott and David are hoping to source all of their ingredients locally and said they are proud that they have managed to create sauces with no added salt and containing two of the recommended five fruit and vegetables a day.
“Both of us have small children and we know how difficult it can be to get them to eat healthy food, but they are now the first to taste test all of our new concoctions,” added David.
Mayor Norma Redfearn praised the duo, saying: “What makes this all the more wonderful is that these two entrepreneurs have started to move their lives and business in the right direction after getting the support and help from the Prince’s Trust and the council.”
That Sauce Co. has already come up with a marketing strategy to promote their Barbecue, Marinara, Cream of Leek, Bread and Cheese sauces.
They will be looking to start locally at first and then expand when the time is right and will start with a select range.
Scott said: “We couldn’t have gotten as far as we have without the support of New Beginnings and the Prince’s Trust. Their advice and guidance has been invaluable.”