Northumberland entrepreneur sets up Kartalicious Kandy

Northumbrian entrepreneur Kerri Bassom has launched Kartalicious Kandy, a unique catering company specialising in bespoke confectionery carts

A Northumbrian entrepreneur has successfully launched a unique catering company specialising in bespoke confectionery carts.

Kartalicious Kandy was set up by Kerri Bassom this week with support from the Business Northumberland initiative and is set to successfully start catering for events in the coming weeks.

The company has now launched its official website with a portfolio of its services and information on how to order.

Creating bespoke carts, tailored to any theme, Kartalicious Kandy is able to cater for anything from weddings to baby showers and corporate events.

Based in Ashington, Bassom has set up the business from home and she intends to use her e-commerce website and social media channels to market her company and take bookings.

She said: “I am delighted with the progress made by Kartalicious Kandy, I’ve been looking to start a business for a long time now and can’t wait to start catering for events.”

“Business Northumberland have been excellent in helping me start up the business, guiding me through all of the stages from generating the business idea to setting up my website and beginning to trade.”

The Kartalicious cart was created specifically for Bassom and can be decorated with a variety of designs to match any venue or theme of event.

The company has already had a lot of interest in its services through its social media advertisements and interest has grown from networking opportunities Bassom has gained from the free Business Northumberland workshops with Keith Newman from Highlights PR.

Business Northumberland adviser Ian Coull said: “We’re very proud of Kerri, she’s come a long way since we spoke to her a few months ago and has seen her dream turn into a reality.

“With the interest shown so far, we have no doubt the business will continue to flourish!”

Business Northumberland offers established and start-up businesses in the county free support in reaching their full growth potential.

It also offers business coaching to existing businesses with growth ambitions.

Business Northumberland is jointly funded by Arch, the Northumberland Development Company, Northumberland County Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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