A BEITH-based business which has gone from strength to strength is celebrating yet more success.

Mocha Jak's cafe has received news that they have been nominated at the upcoming Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards.

The business, headed up by Kathryn Kennedy, has been shortlisted for the Growth Business of the Year award, after the judging panel reviewed and assessed an unprecedented number of entries.

Julie Kennedy, one half of the mother-daughter duo who founded Mocha Jak's, commented; “Moving to a larger premises at Geilsland Estate in 2021 has been the icing on the cake for Mocha Jak's. We love it here and are so excited to see where we go next on this growth journey."

And it really has been an impressive rise for the business, which only began in 2019.

From humble beginnings as a duo with a passion for baking, the business now boasts a full team of dedicated 'Mocha Stars' and welcomes between 400 and 1,600 visitors each month.

Now, this top award nomination shows that we really have an industry leading business right here in North Ayrshire.

Carolyn Currie, chief executive of Women’s Enterprise Scotland, commented; “Our awards recognise the considerable contribution women-led businesses make to Scotland’s economy.

"The cost of business crisis, coming so closely after the COVID-19 pandemic, has placed many businesses under more pressure than ever.

"It is vital that we put the achievements and the resilience of our women business leaders in the spotlight as they continue to innovate and push forward.”

Mocha Jak's will find out if they are to be crowned the overall winners at a glittering ceremony at the voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on October 26.

Ms Currie added: "We are now looking forward to a fantastic awards evening next month, when we will come together to celebrate the diverse range and scale of women-led businesses which are starting up and thriving across Scotland.”