Daniel’s Delights, has recently moved to a new factory in Montrose Street, Fenton, and Ken Harrison, managing director is planning to double the business in the next five years.
He has taken on two apprentices from PM Training this year and in the future that figure is set to increase, with plans to employ 10 new apprentices.
The father-of-three said: “We started the business in 2007 because my wife Jen couldn’t find work so she started making wedding favours, and I made the chocolates to go inside them.
“Now we have 15 members of staff, 80 flavours of chocolate and we are exporting to Hong Kong.
“We never imagined the business would grow like this, we started in our kitchen and now we’re in a 12,000 sq ft factory, it’s fantastic to be able to create local jobs, especially for young people.”
Daniel’s Delights supplies chocolates to customers based across the UK and to the Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe which is opening its second Hong Kong shop in April.
They have recently opened a factory shop, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, at the Fenton factory.
Ken heard about PM Training through a friend and the partnership has become an important part of his business plan.
He said: “Our two apprentices Ryan and Brandon are working in production and packing, and I’m pleased with the way they have worked out.
“Having apprentices was not something I had originally planned but when you realise how well PM Training work with you as an employer it makes sense.
They ensure you have what you require for your business, I would recommend them to anyone.”