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Mishri Foods Ltd
Unit 11, Hanson Lane Ent
Perfect blend of traditional and modern flavours
The client has clearly identified a niche market, with future potential to supply to multi‐site retailers and large shopping stores Haroon Qammar, Business Advisor, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Gazala had been involved in running food businesses for over 20 years, with vast experience in retail, catering and manufacturing and great knowledge of relevant laws, requirements and accreditations. With all this experience it’s no surprise that Gazala wanted to utilise that expertise and passion into running her own business.
And so Mishri Foods was born ‐ a new UK based manufacturer of ethnic dairy products for the retail and catering market.
Gazala approached the Start & Grow team at West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce once she had secured business premises and purchased initial equipment. With a base for the business now set, Gazala needed additional funds to purchase equipment that would make the manufacturing process more efficient. She knew it was essential to build a strong business plan too but didn’t know where to start.
The Start & Grow team successfully supported Gazala in securing the additional £19k funding she needed to develop the very best manufacturing environment. The Chamber’s business adviser Haroon Qammar also helped Gazala to prepare a robust business plan and detailed financial forecasts for the next two years.
Gazala was admittedly nervous about building the business plan. The expert team helped their client break down the business plan into manageable sections and assist with areas that required carefully consideration and calculations. The Start & Grow team continue to help Gazala build her business; meeting on a regular basis to discuss key development areas as the business continues to grow.
Gazala is a client of West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of National Enterprise Network delivering business support in North Yorkshire and Humber.
Under the Start & Grow programme Gazala has currently received 14 hour of support and is attending training days. She leveraged funding totalling £19,000 to start her business and has created 2 jobs.