Reuben Chesters had a fresh idea. He wanted to promote the benefits of sustainable food, encouraging others to eat locally sourced organic products.


In 2012, he established Locavore and opened his first retail store selling a wide range of quality local food. Keen to develop his social enterprise further, Reuben approached Jobs & Business Glasgow and was introduced to a dedicated adviser who provided on-going support with business planning, funding strategies and website development. Reuben also attended Jobs & Business Glasgow Marketplace events, meeting with other influential social enterprise organisations to network and share experiences. Locavore’s success continues with the opening of a second store.