Bispham-based Laila’s Fine Foods, the manufacturer of chilled and frozen ready meals, have been hand selected again to be included in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. The list is compiled by the London Stock Exchange and is an annual celebration of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
Each of the 1000 companies are carefully chosen by city leading figures and Telegraph journalists. This is the second-time Laila’s Fine Foods have been included in the list, cementing their position as one of the brightest and best independently owned food manufacturing businesses in the UK.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. The full list of companies will be released in a book, which is backed by the government, and includes forewords from Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon and Rebecca Long Bailey.
Laila Remtulla MBE, Managing Director of Laila’s Fine Foods said, “It is a real honour to be named on such a prestigious list of growing SMEs by the London Stock Exchange. This accolade has been the result of hard work, great relationships with our customers and quality products. Our business has grown organically over 32 years, we are continually looking to progress and employ some very talented people from the local area, many of whom have been with us for a number of years.”
Joint Managing Director, husband Nazir Remtulla adds “We have recently invested heavily in our premises and state of the art manufacturing equipment to ensure that we are in a position to continue to grow in a competitive international marketplace in the long term. Laila’s Fine Foods are proud to represent the Blackpool area in this list as we have worked with the local council for a number of years and would encourage other Small and Medium sized businesses to take advantage of the wide range of support services that are available which make the Fylde Coast an excellent area to do business.”