Cash funding a Real Handful for Stockport business

Cash funding a Real Handful for Stockport business

Nutritious snack manufacturer Real Handful has secured £80,000 in equity funding through the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub’s North West Business Angels (NWBA) network.

Founded by husband and wife team Joe and Carly Taylor, Real Handful offers a range of nutritious trail mix snacks from its Cheadle Hulme base.

The duo launched the business last May and have since secured listings with major retailers Holland and Barrett and Ocado.

The Business Growth Hub supported the company in putting together an investment summary and coached them on their pitch to the business angels.

The NWBA team matches growing companies seeking finance with private investors looking for profitable investment opportunities. With its network of 350 investors, they offer the opportunity to obtain funding by pitching their business at investor events.

In July last year Real Handful received a start up loan from Manchester’s Business Finance Solutions, Hub partner and the North West arm of the government’s national £150m Start Up Loans programme.

Joe Taylor said: “Securing this level of investment has enabled us to hit the market with a stand out product and packaging.

“Most importantly it gives us the time and funds to nurture and support the brand in the right way and build a team to drive the business forward.”

Philip Hargreaves, head of access to finance at Business Growth Hub, said: “The investor pitch attracted a lot of interest from the angel network and we are looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the company with the additional capital.”