The family-owned Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9, a Welsh p\u00e2t\u00e9 manufacturer based in Ruthin, has secured \u00a3400,000 to expand its range of vegan food. Traditionally, p\u00e2t\u00e9 - that comes in paste, loaf, or pie form - is made using liver, pork, beef, or another kind of animal meat.\u00a0Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9\u00a0has handcrafted these products since its establishment in 1982, but with the changing times that sees consumers leaning more toward plant-based foods, the company is evolving to keep up. With the hefty cash injection from banking giant HSBC UK,\u00a0Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9 installed a\u00a01,000-square-foot product development kitchen. The new equipment will allow the Welsh food producer to\u00a0launch more vegan, vegetarian, and reduced-calorie\u00a0p\u00e2t\u00e9s. The brand already offers four vegetarian p\u00e2t\u00e9s, two of which are vegan. The vegan red pesto p\u00e2t\u00e9 is made with ripe tomatoes "dried on the sun baked hillsides of the Mediterranean summer," the website reads. And the vegan lentil and mushroom p\u00e2t\u00e9 contains forest mushrooms and paprika for a "deep woodland flavour." View this post on Instagram We've got @patchworkfoods here at Little Budworth TODAY ?? They will be here sampling their delicious pate so pop in between 11am - 4pm for a taste! #patchwork #patchworkpate #pate #ruthin #meetthesupplier #supplier #theholliesfarmshop #littlebudworth #cheshire #farmshop #coffeeshop #restaurant #delicatessen #a49 A post shared by The Hollies (@theholliesfarmshop) on Jul 1, 2017 at 1:54am PDT Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9 already supplies to local restaurants and pubs, but the company hopes to offer its products in supermarkets as well. \u201cOur new product lines have enabled us to diversify as a business, open up new revenue streams and enter the retail market for the first time," said\u00a0Rufus Carter, managing director at Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9, in a statement. He continued, "With the support of our relationship manager at HSBC UK, William Jones, we\u2019ve built an exciting element to the business, which meets growing demand for innovative p\u00e2t\u00e9 products.\u201d According to Carter, businesses must embrace the growing vegan movement.\u00a0"Veganism is a trend that cannot be ignored by the food trade,"\u00a0he said in a blog post earlier this year. "We are delighted that we are able to respond quickly to consumer trends and deliver pates for vegan menu options across the UK,"\u00a0he said, adding that the business is "keen to support the food service trade" by developing plant-based options. Those interested can visit the new Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9 kitchen to see products being made. This will allow the business to create stronger relationships with its customers. Image Credit: Patchwork P\u00e2t\u00e9 Become a\u00a0CLUBKINDLY\u00a0member today!