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Sweet Smell of Success

THE SWEET SMELL of success could bring up to 15 badly-needed jobs to Stranraer.

Dave Taylor has set up a business, Ultra-Scent Ltd, to make equipment to produce smells. He is negotiating for an order for 700 with a firm which deals with food fragrances. And a more sophisticated model will soon be tested by 13 firms, including the world-renowned Estee Lauder in the United States.

In anticipation of landing the initial order, Dave, who works from a small factory unit on Stranraer's Blackparks Estate, is looking for four people, men or women, to train to make the units.

And he told the Free Press this week:

"If the potential is realised, we will need around 15 people for assembly work".

Fifty-three-year-old Dave has been working on the project for five years and says development costs have taken more than £100,000.

After almost a year negotiating with Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway resulted in an investment grant to enable him to make 13 of the more sophisticated units for trials.

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