A 23-year-old is putting his business and entrepreneurship degree into action by launching The Grand Old Duke of Pork - an online company that allows consumers to create their own sausages.

The company, which will soon start operating through thedukeofpork.co.uk, offers 50 ingredients that shoppers can combine to create unique sausages. There will also be a number of ready-made flavours available, as well as a subscription service.

Founder Paul Hodges set up the company earlier this year, after graduating from the University of Lancaster in 2011, and hopes it will start trading by 1 April. He has received a grant and has secured premises just outside Lancaster.