Knowsley resident Kay Wadud launched her new business with help from the Enterprise Hub Programme and since starting it’s just snowballed – and how could it not when her and co-founder daughter Sanya have dedicated their business to creating the 'Perfect Samosa'.
Kay told us; "I had no idea when I started it that this would happen. I knew that they were things that people loved but I never dreamed it would grow this fast." Within a matter of months, Kay has moved from her utility room into purpose-built kitchens and is quickly building up a client basis across the North-West of the country.
Prior to setting up her own business Kay was a Police Officer and lived in Bedfordshire, before moving to Merseyside and working as a Business Analyst looking at Wirral Council’s digital strategies. However, when facing a career crossroads, Kay started to reflect.
"When my last contract came to an end I decided that I just needed a change" said Kay. "I knew I was employable but I kept thinking – what is it that I want to do? And making food, making people happy with food has always been a passion of mine!"
Once Kay had decided that she would take a leap into the unknown, she got in touch with Enterprise Hub partners The Women’s Organisation and began working closely with a Business Adviser, attending courses and workshops to build her business skills and receiving ongoing support with her business plan. Kay has built up a close relationship with adviser John and Training Coordinator Bernie and was extremely grateful for the support received saying:
"Bernie has been tremendous! When we first came we were taken aback by her Planning for Success course because it was so good! And John has been great – he’s been helping us with the numbers because he’s good at those! John is also there to bounce ideas off of, he’s been a fantastic help to us which I’m grateful for."
Things have really started to get exciting for Perfect Samosa in the last couple of months after they were crowned BBC Good Food Show Champions.
If you would like to find out how to taste the Perfect Samosa, visit their website here.
And for more information on the European Regional Development Fund backed programme 'Enterprise Hub' and the free support you can receive to help get your business off the ground, contact the team on 0151 706 8113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.