A leading Ayrshire restaurant operator is eyeing expansion after a successful year of trading across its 20 venues. 

Buzzworks Holdings is looking to explore new growth opportunities following the opening of its flagship Scotts restaurant in Greenock earlier this year.

The company reveals it is trading ahead of expectations, with projected sales growth up more than 25 per cent on the previous year. 

Managing director, Kenny Blair, revealed he is looking to further accelerate growth by taking the winning formula to new locations.

He said: “It’s been a challenging climate for hospitality operators for some time and we’ve not been immune, but the tailwind of opportunity is here and we plan to catch it.

“When we open in a new location our commitment is to invest in more than bricks and mortar. It’s not just opening a bar or restaurant to us.

"It’s about community and if we can make living in a town just that little bit better, we’ve done our job.

"We’ve always stood by this and by creating jobs and careers for local people, as well as bringing an aspirational dining experience and a place for socialising, the community has shown its support it by coming through our doors week after week."

Kenny explained that three new sites are already in the works, with even more room for expansion over the next few years.

He added: “Our commitment to communities and our people is stronger than ever and we are confident that the good momentum we are seeing will put us in the best possible position to bring the Buzzworks buzz to more towns and suburbs in Scotland in the months and years ahead.”  

The company currently has venues in Kilmarnock, Stewarton, Largs, Troon, Prestwick, Kilwinning and Ayr.

For commercial opportunities, Buzzworks dedicated in-house development team can be reached on ventures@buzzworksholdings.com.