The foodservice arm of AF Blakemore & Son has attracted £4m worth of new business in recent weeks.

The wholesaler will start delivering food to the Las Iguanas chain of Brazilian restaurants next week and has already started delivering to Sandwell Local Education Authority.

"These are really good contracts for us to win as we push ahead with our ­expansion plans," said Sam Wilcox, MD of Blakemore Wholesale.

"There's a lot of business for us still to go for and with our new depot opening near Leeds in the middle of September, our ­capacity will double."