Tilly Confectionery Ltd (Mrs Tilly’s) is a family business which began in Tillicoultry in the late 1990’s. The business is owned and run by two generations of the Paterson family – Peter & Elisabeth and their son’s Blair & Keir.
In today’s terminology Peter & Elisabeth, would be seen as entrepreneurs, though in the early days perhaps this phrase was not as readily used. However, from an already established van sales business (primarily selling crisps) – they listened intently to their customer’s regular requests for a quality, traditional Scottish confectionery range – and so the inception of Mrs Tilly’s began.
Initially operating as a “home based” business Mrs Tilly’s quickly grew a reputation for excellent quality products and service. Early successes saw the business expand and move to a more suitable production facility in 1997.
Business was originally developed directly with independent retailers & local shops, however over the next few years – Mrs Tilly’s was approached by major supermarket chains, who began to introduce this fine range of Scottish confectionery to their customers.
Today – our products can be found in markets all around the world including Europe and North America.