What the best piece of business advice you could give?
It’s very early days for this business and we are learning so much every day, some of the best advice received has to be from Entrepreneurial-Spark Business Accelerator, they love the product and offer an enormous amount of help, advice and support. For me personally their advice “Be comfortable with being uncomfortable” has huge significance and also to build relationships with your customers, I feel that’s really important. The only other piece of advice I would give is to just keep going and don’t stop, even if your moving slowly your still going in the right direction.
Where would you like to see your business in 5 years time?
To be known as a quality Scottish producer would be fantastic and for our product to be stocked throughout Scotland and abroad would be the icing on the cake.
This would need to be vanilla tablet, at the moment we have one flavour of tablet, we wanted to get this well established before expanding our range. We are currently experimenting with new flavours and they will be added when we are 100% happy with them.
You can invite one person living or dead to your last meal, who would it be and what would be on the menu?
This would need to be my Gran who died many years ago. Her friend and neighbour gave my family her tablet recipe and I still have her handwritten recipe to this day, although it has been tweaked a little it still has the three key ingredients that every good tablet needs; butter, sugar and condensed milk.
My Gran and our whole family made this for years, it would be fantastic for Gran to see what is happening with the business, I know she would be delighted. Anyway let’s get on with dinner, for Gran it would need to be a traditional dinner and my all time favourite to cook is leg of lamb with all the trimmings. For pudding, rhubarb crumble is a must, another of her neighbours used to shout me into her garden and give me armfuls of rhubarb wrapped in newspaper to take to my Gran’s house, this was made into the most amazing jams and crumble. Again I tweaked the recipe and like to add a couple of spoonfuls of Crème de cassis to the rhubarb, it just makes it even more yummy.
Available in a single bags or gift boxes, as well as options for weddings, corporate events and wholesale, Katie's Homemade Tablet is able to offer a wonderful sugar rush to satisfy many a sweet tooth. Check out the Katie's Homemade Tablet website for details on how to order your own personal stash of tablet, or to find out more about wholesale orders.
I would like to thank Katie for getting in touch and letting us sample her delicious product, and also thank her for letting me tell her story on Gerry's Kitchen.