Expanding a business is never easy, but it is usually even more challenging if you choose to do it in a recession. But this wasn’t the case for The Original Pasty House that expanded its operation twelve months ago.
Business is thriving at a popular food outlet in Plymouth – just a year after the launch of its 100,000 pasties-a-year development.
In the twelve months since it opened its second outlet on Armada Way in Plymouth, The Original Pasty House has enjoyed a prosperous year, successfully integrating into the City’s business community and creating more than 50 new full and part-time jobs.
The Original Pasty House has bucked the harsh economic climate by sticking to its core values of providing quality, locally sourced food at affordable prices.
Owner Nigel Eadie said: “Expanding a business is never easy, but it is usually even more challenging if you choose to do it in a recession. But this wasn’t the case for The Original Pasty House as we made sure we forged and maintained strong links with the local and business communities.
“Plymouth is a vibrant City and there is always something going on. People don’t really get to see how well everyone works together to put on local events such as the Flavour Fest or the Lord Mayor’s Show. We are proud to be part of Plymouth’s business community and be able to have a good news story to share when the wider world of business is spreading so much doom and gloom.”
The Original Pasty House has also embraced the City’s student population. “I’ve got three children at Uni myself,” said Nigel, “so I have firsthand experience of the financial pressures they face. These pressures can be eased when employers create jobs that fit in with study timetables and provide special offers that help reduce the cost of living.”
The Original Pasty House has already expanded its Plymouth operation by taking on an additional five staff, and providing local business with buffets and a lunch time office delivery service. But the expansion plans don’t stop there, as Nigel and his wife and business partner, Janet, are on the lookout for a third shop in the South West to complement their Pasty Houses in Tavistock and Plymouth.