A TEA entrepreneur has sealed a supply deal with a new hotel chain backed by Ikea and Marriott.

Anna Louise Simpson said her Simpsons Tea brands will now be stocked in Moxy Hotels.

The first of those is already open in Milan with Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Oslo and London next in the pipeline while a 200-bed hotel in Aberdeen has also been pencilled in.

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Separately, Ms Simpson has been selected to join a trade mission to New York as part of the Santander Breakthrough programme.