A PIE company has raised £30,000 towards a £50,000 target from a new crowdfunding appeal to boost its business.

Bradford on Avon-based Eat Square has seen massive take-up this week after launching its new round of crowd funding. Since the launch on Monday the company has already reached over 60 per cent of its target.

Eat Square founder Alex Joll said: “I have got the business this far but to get into supermarkets takes knowledge and skills that I don’t have, so we have taken on new advisors and board members to help us achieve this.”

Eat Square wants to develop new packaging to help get its products on the ‘big four’ supermarket shelves.

Since 2017 the company has more than doubled its turnover and value.

Mr Joll said that recent investment means they can supply pies nationally and in much greater quantities, and is ready to go into larger stores. than previously.

Eat Square makes traditional pies and has a range of gluten free and vegan pies that has proven very popular.

The company also has a growing number of celebrity fans – World Champion Snooker Player Peter Ebdon is a big fan of the vegan pies.

Wayne Shaw, an ex-professional football player and pie fanatic, says Eat Square has “the best steak pie I’ve ever had.”

Even in Westminster, Eat Square goes down well where Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan is a fan.

Andrea Leadsom MP, the Leader of the House of Commons, is also an advocate of Eat Square’s sausage rolls.

Mr Joll added: “We hope this latest round of funding will help the company grow to a national level and that you will soon see our products in your local supermarket.”

More information about the shares and business can be found online at Seedrs.com/eat-square1