A Scunthorpe business specialising in a range of cannabidiol products has secured golfing superstar Colin Montgomerie’s endorsement as it launches its new Signature range.

CBD Guru is headed up by Neil Mumby, having gone from a back bedroom and a laptop to an expanding industrial presence in less than four years.

A 6,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, complete with dedicated clean rooms has just been added to the existing 10,000 sq ft site on Colin Road, having taken over the former FedEx premises there.

Now it is also making major headway in the nutraceutical market too, with a £4 million turnover in its sights – a far cry from the £800 it started with.

“We have just launched the range, having secured the tie-up with Colin,” Mr Mumby said. “We went down to his house, did a photo-shoot with the products – he’s been using them for over a year – he loves them and has five or six family members using them.

“We do a lot of white label work for others, but this is our route to retail, and the golf course is a place we see it doing really well at.”

He said working in the carefully regulated marketplace is getting easier as the science is understood, with oils and gummies produced for around 200 businesses.

All products are for those aged 18 and over, with strengths ranging from 2.5 per cent up to 40 per cent.

The CBD Guru team includes an in-house pharmacist, and it works with carefully selected hemp growers from leading farms in the USA – ensuring complete traceability.

“I started in my bedroom, built myself up and have just finished an extension, a further 6,000 sq ft manufacturing facility – we’re not going from strength-to-strength,” he said.

A team of 15 has been assembled with recruitment ongoing. “We are branching out into nutraceuticals, health and wellness, and that is a big expansion for us, and has seen a new cleanroom and extra facilities. We have a capsule making machine and have taken on some experienced people.”

A niche has been found as bigger businesses go for huge volumes, leaving a space for strong customer service, Mr Mumby said, having sold a previous e-cigarette business and started again.

And it is hoped having one of the most decorated sportsmen on the planet on his side will further the business.

For more information visit www.cbd-guru.co.uk/