The Little Dragon Pizza Van is always a welcome sight for hungry visitors to Llangynidir Moor.
Peter Morris launched the mobile eatery in his converted VW van a year ago, and now has a strong following for his tasty woodfired pizzas.
And the Kickstart programme - run jointly by Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise and Blaenau Gwent Council - helped get Peter on the road with a timely grant of £800.
As well as his regular spot on the Moor, The Little Dragon Pizza Van can be seen at events around North Gwent and Monmouthshire. Peter is one of the organisers of Brynmawr Street Food Festival, and also caters for special events.
Film sets are another location for the van - he recently fed extras on the set of His Dark Materials filmed in North Gwent.
“It was very helpful to get the support I had from the Kickstart programme,” he said.
Now, he says, he is looking at expansion. “The next stage will definitely be to get another oven and van and cover more weddings and other events. I will then take someone on to help me.”
Martin Palmer of UK Steel Enterprise said: “It is good to see that the business has got off to an excellent start, and that further jobs may be created as a result.
“The next time I visit Llangynidir Moor I will certainly give The Little Dragon Pizza Van a try!”
Cllr Dai Davies, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration said: “I am so pleased to hear of another success story which the Kick Start Programme has helped support. The ‘Little Dragon Pizza Van’, with its authentic, artisan Italian-style wood fired pizza, is such an innovative idea which we can all enjoy. With its ability to travel to any venue I am sure it will continue to grow and wish it continued success for the future.”