A NEW pizza business has joined a town's market.

Young entrepreneur Wesley Keeling, who lives in Brierfield, is opening a new business at Burnley Market.

The new venture, called The Squashed Tomato, has been borne out of Wesley’s desire to bring his handmade pizza recipes to the people of Burnley.

The new shop joins more than 50 businesses already operating at the market.

Mr Keeling said: " “I had been wondering for a while why nobody had started a pizza business in the market and I knew that with an authentic pizza oven I could create a fantastic tasting product.

"I chose a stall within the hub of existing food businesses already in the market and created a menu of the very best pizza and pasta dishes I could think of.

"The meat feast pizza has been particularly popular so far.

"I chose Burnley Market for my business as I live locally and I knew the market was a great place to launch a new business.

"It’s really exciting bringing new products to local people and getting their feedback.

"People really appreciate freshly baked food and I’m enjoying growing the business."