ELI Awards 300th Loan

The Chocolate Tree, Haddington secures interest free loan for expansion.

East Lothian Investments Ltd awarded its 300th loan at its June 2017 Board Meeting.

Chocolate Tree Limited is the recipient of a 25,000 loan which will assist the company with its growth and relocation to new premises. This is the second loan the company has received since its start in 2005 and they currently employ 8 full time and 10 part time staff. The relocation will result in a further 2 additional full time and 4 part time staff being recruited.

Cllr John McMillan, ELI Board Director, said:

"East Lothian Investments provide invaluable financial support to local businesses seeking to expand their company. This latest award secures employment opportunities within the county and will enable the Chocolate Tree to further develop its award winning products."

Ali Gower of the Chocolate Tree added:

"Running and growing a small business is no easy feat, we are eternally grateful for the financial support East Lothian Investments and East Lothian Council have given us to realise our latest project. We love East Lothian and feel very privileged to be able to run our business here."


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