In 1989 Anthony & his wife Fiona decided to make the most of the Laing family's generations of baking experience by buying an existing one-woman business based in Scotland's historic capital city of Edinburgh. They then set about making the business their own and what better way to do that than to make it a real family affair? And so as soon as they were able to stand upright and put biscuits in a box, all three Laing children were kitted out in oversized white overalls to join their parents in the bakery. It was a great relief for Anthony and Fiona when they discovered the use of child labour was not illegal so long as they didn't pay them. A double win. It wasn't long until Anthony and Fiona’s two sons (Rupert and Christopher) then joined the business full time after gaining valuable experience in other jobs and graduate schemes.