Business Gateway Fife Enables Kitchen Company to Diversify

Thursday 28 June 2018

BUSINESS Gateway Fife has enabled one of Fife’s longest established kitchen companies to access a whole new market by opening up their manufacturing facilities to supply trade customers and other kitchen companies.     Based in Dunfermline, the family owned and run, Kitchen Choice, has been selling kitchens for over 35 years from its showroom in the east end of the town, however, one of its keys to success has been its inhouse specialist manufacturing capabilities. This has enabled the company to accommodate virtually any request from clients to design and supply kitchens in any shape, any style and any colour. However, with growing pressure from large retail chains, Managing Director, Jay Paterson, approached Business Gateway Fife to see what support was available.Jay explained, “After taking over the business from my parents, I was keen to see what support Business Gateway could offer in the way of finance and training, however, my business adviser, Lynne Baillie, made me look at the business from a completely different angle.” By focusing on its key strength and the opportunities in the market, Jay has created a new business called Craft Trade Kitchens, which provides high quality kitchen units to trade customers both on a local and a national level. BGF Business Adviser, Lynne Baillie, explained “Our role as Business Gateway Adviser is often to help business owners take a more objective look at their business and help scope out areas of opportunity. I’m delighted that Jay has been able to identify a new business opportunity and revenue stream by building on a core strength.” To find out how Business Gateway Fife can support your business, please contact us on 01592 858333 or email