A SWEET treat company is going from strength to strength, expanding in recent months due to orders 'taking over the home' of it's owner.

Waffle Box, which operates in Cleator Moor is ran by 41-year-old Nikki Wyatt.

Nikki is originally from Liverpool, however moved to Whitehaven with her husband who is originally from the area.

She began the business in January at the height of the pandemic, however has managed to set herself up despite the difficulties of Covud.

She said: "The idea of the business started back in January 2021 which is when I started my social media pages. Due to the pandemic there were lots of delays with HMRC and other authorities, which meant that I didn’t get it off the ground until June 2021 when I launched it from home.

"Waffle Box is primarily homemade waffles, American buttermilk pancakes and shakes although our menu is now expanding and I am adding other sweet treats to our range of products.

"It did very well from home and I kept seeing lots of repeat custom as well as new customers. The business got to the point where packaging and stock were taking over our home and I decided that I needed to look for premises so that I could separate the business from home. I now have a unit in Phoenix Court in Cleator Moor. "

Nikki says that the best thing about Waffle Box is the way it makes people feel when they open their sweet treats.

She said: "I’m from a large Scouse/Irish family and to sit around your kitchen table eating, talking and laughing is a normal thing to do, no matter what age you are.

" I like the fact that my food makes my customers happy and I’d like to be able to bring dine in experience to Cleator Moor so that people get to experience being together and socialising, whilst experiencing warm hospitality and enjoying their time at Waffle Box.

" People seem to be enjoying what I make and come back for more, which makes me extremely happy.."

Nikki wished to thank the people of Cleator Moor for the way they have welcomed her into the town.

She said: "I’m really enjoying being part of the Cleator Moor community. The people are warm, friendly and chatty and seem to have embraced this gabby Scouser with open arms.

“The business has grown and I now employ a part time member of staff. Ruby Haile is from Cleator Moor and is a tremendous help to me. She’s doing very well."