Ready meal manufacturer wins top Made in the UK Award after being named Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year at the national manufacturing award ceremony, held at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
Bispham-based Laila’s Fine Foods, won last night’s Food & Drink Manufacturing accolade at Business Insider’s Made in the UK Awards in an evening to mark the best in UK innovation and exports. Founded by Laila Remtulla who spotted a gap in the market for quality Indian frozen ready meals, the business has grown to a turnover of more than £36m.
Having already been named Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year at the North West Awards, Laila’s was recalled to the stage at the National ceremony as recipient of the prestigious Made in the UK Award.
Receiving the honour on behalf of the food manufacturing firm, which has just expanded its Fylde Coast site to over 96,000 sq ft, Managing Director Laila Remtulla said she was very proud to be named Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year and commented, “When I started this business from my kitchen over thirty years ago I would have never dreamed of nights like this. Picking up a national award for the way we manufacture in front of a room full of such fantastic British companies is a great honour.”
Still family owned, the judges were impressed by the level of investment in the business, with clear commitment to opening up markets, creating new products and improving processes.
Joint Managing Director, Nazir Remtulla commented “We have over 420 wonderful members of staff at Laila’s. Like any business there are challenges but I am absolutely delighted with the work we do and really appreciate this recognition tonight.”