A Halstead- based company has signed two new national distribution deals, extending its reach across the country.

Davina Steel, the gluten- free food company, launched its DIY baking kits last year, and has since grown in popularity.

The brand has chosen to work with fine food wholesale specialist Hider Foods and leading health food wholesaler The Health Store.

Co- founder of Davina Steel, Dan Jennings, said: “Our aim is to attract a new range of retailers who are looking to stock high quality, gluten free products.

“In working with distributors such as Hider Foods, The Health Store and Springvale Foods, we're hoping to boost our customer base across the UK over the next few months.”

The kits include Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia, Onion Focaccia, Chocolate Chip Focaccia, White Loaf, Scones, and Pizza.

For more information on the Davina Steel range visit www.davinasteel.co.uk.