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Fund­ing to help French restau­rant ex­pand and bring in new staff

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We’re ex­cited to pro­vide more for our cus­tomers.

Joshua Over­ing­ton, co-owner of Le Co­chon Aveu­gle

FRENCH RESTAU­RANT and bistro Le Co­chon Aveu­gle has re­ceived £50,000 in fund­ing from the Busi­ness En­ter­prise Fund (BEF) to help ex­pand the premises and cre­ate seven new jobs.

The York-based restau­rant opened in 2014 and is run by Joshua and Vic­to­ria Over­ing­ton.

Joshua Over­ing­ton, chef and restau­rant co-owner, said: “At the start, it was just Vic­to­ria and I run­ning the restau­rant but now thanks to the loan from BEF we are able to take on an ad­di­tional seven staff which will take us up to a team of 20.

“Not only will the team be ex­pand­ing but the restau­rant will in­crease in size to meet de­mand by al­low­ing us to com­bine with our wine bar and in­stall a larger kitchen. The new kitchen will al­low us to of­fer a lunch menu, which is some­thing we’ve never been able to do be­fore. We’re ex­cited to pro­vide more for our cus­tomers and keep de­vel­op­ing the menu. Thanks to BEF’s sup­port and ad­vice, we can move for­ward with the best fi­nan­cial knowl­edge avail­able.”

Jeremy Mead­owcroft, in­vest­ment man­ager at BEF, said: “Le Co­chon Aveu­gle is al­ready an amaz­ing es­tab­lish­ment and the fund­ing will al­low the busi­ness to man­i­fest into what Vic­to­ria and Joshua have al­ways imag­ined.”

PIC­TURE: GARY LONGBOTTOM

LET’S CEL­E­BRATE: Vic­to­ria Over­ing­ton, co-owner of Le Co­chon Aveu­gle.

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