A NORTH Yorkshire businessman who became the owner of a fish chip shop just over a year ago has now added a second to his portfolio.

Tony Webster, who acquired Scotts of Helmsley in March 2013, has purchased a 110-seater restaurant and takeaway on the A64 at Bilborough.

In the three-weeks since Tritons became Scotts, Mr Webster says he is already seeing an upturn in trade.

Mr Webster said: "When I became the owner of Scotts I knew next to nothing about the fish and chip business – now I feel like a seasoned veteran.

"Catering is a tough industry, but with a lot of hard work and constantly listening to our customers, our efforts are really paying off.

"I’m very excited about Bilborough. It’s in a great location and has tremendous potential.

“We have inherited a great team who are keen to make this Scotts just as good, or if not better, than their sister operation in Helmsley."

As well as taking on the Tritons team, Mr Webster has appointed a new manager, with Helmsley's chef manager Shane White also set to split his time between both ventures.