Glasgow-based pizza supplier The Victor Pizza Company is to expand and upgrade its production capability after securing new funding.

The family-run business has been awarded a £152,000 regional selective assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise that will create 15 full-time jobs, and safeguard a further seven, over the next three years.

The Victor Pizza Company supplies finished pizzas and pizza bases to the wholesale market. Among its products is a range of bases containing seaweed to reduce the salt content in the pizza. The company plans to target these at schools, colleges and health boards.

The funding will be used for a new cooling system, and to upgrade the food preparation area and equipment.

Established in 1974, the company changed hands to Anne-Marie and Paul Cairney in 2005 and moved to its current, larger site in 2014.

“Our investment and the grant from Scottish Enterprise will increase our sales and productivity to help build our profile,” said managing director Anne Marie Cairney.

"Investing in the workforce is integral to the company’s success as a small family-run business and we provide continuous training, pay the Glasgow Living Wage and provide quality jobs with opportunities for career progression and development.”

The Victor Pizza Company works with MCR Pathways, Young Enterprise Scotland, and schools and colleges to encourage local young people to consider a career in the food and drink industry.

Michael Cannon, head of grant appraisal at Scottish Enterprise, described the company as a “great example of an inclusive employer investing in its workforce”.

“We look forward to working with Victor Pizza to bring inclusive, economic growth to the local community.”