How a range of support, funding and advice helped Natalie Crayton to build her business
Natalie Crayton launched Hebridean Sea Salt, based in South Lochs, in 2012 after spotting a gap in the market for Scottish sea salt. Thanks to funding advice secured through Business Gateway, Natalie, who studied marine biology, was able to build her own unique production unit manufacturing 600 packs of salt a week.
Now, with two new varieties, Peat Smoked and Seaweed infused, demand for her crunchy sea salt made using the unpolluted water off the Isle of Lewis has grown. 2013 saw her win £35,000 of Scottish Edge funding and Natalie has now secured £180,000 of further investment from private investors and the Bank of Scotland, with an additional £120,000 coming from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to install new plant and equipment to increase production to 2000 packets per day.