BRYHER BUSINESS 'MUCH BUSIER' AFTER TV SHOW
Veronica Farm Fudge on Bryher has been inundated with orders since appearing on television earlier this month.
The handmade fudge company, run by the Taylor family, was visited by actress Alison Steadman on the Channel 4 show Little British Isles, which aired on November 2.
Kris Taylor said: "We were actually away on holiday visiting my Grandchildren when the programme was aired. We received lots of kind messages and likes on our Facebook site, which we were delighted with. We had put a message on our website explaining that we were away and wouldn't be able to dispatch any fudge until our return.
"We thought we should log in a couple of days later to see what the response had been and were shocked to see there were more than 100 individual orders (some were multiples!). We couldn't believe it. The programme was then repeated again in the Saturday and we had another flurry."
The family returned to Bryher on the Monday and headed straight to the fudge kitchen, where they have been working hard to fulfil the new orders.
Kris said: "Brendan Boulton, the postman, took 13 post bags of fudge to the post boat one day. Since then we've had a really steady stream of orders everyday. We usually get busy in December in the run up to Christmas as lots of visitors buy fellow Scilly-lovers fudge but it's been much busier than normal."
She added: "We've heard from a lot of the other people on Scilly that there has been a real boost to bookings and enquiries which is wonderful news."