A chocolate business started by a young couple in their kitchen has increased output after securing funding to support growth.

Ish Neat and Matt Broadbent used a £40,000 loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland to fund investment in additional production machines for their Edinburgh-based firm, which trades under the Ocelot brand.

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Mr Broadbent noted:“Before we bought the new equipment, we had to shut down a machine each time we needed to change the flavour we were making.”

Mr Broadbent and Ms Neat founded Ocelot in 2013 after working as chefs in the UK and overseas.

Its products are on sale in Harrods and exported to 15 countries, including China and the USA.