VIDEO: Why an Edinburgh bakery boss decided private investors were a bad idea

The Edinburgh-based enterprise has secured a niche in the market, catering to the health-conscious consumer with organic products that come without additives and preservatives.

While Walsh has held the current prime high street premises for eight months, the previous bakery was located in a poor location that left customers struggling to find it.

Scaling to a new venue, which now comes complete with windows, allowed Archipelago to go beyond baked goods with the introduction of soups, stews and more.

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In the video below, Walsh explains why she decided against private funding from investors in favour of a loan.

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