FCS Associates

Penistone Pies and Puddings

penistone-photos-150x150Client: Penistone Pies
Sector: Manufacturing
Service: Business and Strategic Planning
Results: Year on Year turnover and profitability growth

The Company:

Penistone Pies is a small artisan pie maker and cookery school. The company sells its produce at local markets as well as to restaurants and pubs. In addition, there are monthly cookery workshops.

About The Support from FCS:

We provided coaching support to help Jacqui to develop the business plan and to explore potentiation funding opportunities to support future business growth. Through one-to-one mentoring we helped Jacqui to discover her business growth aspirations and to better understand the marketplace and customer requirements. A detailed business plan was compiled and ongoing support provided to help Jacqui implement the online sales strategy and expand her cookery school activities.


The business plan enabled Jacqui to

  • Achieve year on year growth in both turnover and profitability
  • Focus efforts on the areas of the business generating higher margins
  • Have a 5* rating on Trip Advisor for the Cookery School
  • Expand the cookery school by providing workshops in partnership with Hartington’s of Bakewell Food School.

The support provided by FCS has been fantastic and has helped me to devise and implement a clear growth plan. I really appreciate their honest advice and dedication; challenging me to turn my action plans into reality

Owner, Penistone Pies and Puddings

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