Nottinghamshire baby food manufacturer secures new funding
A Nottingham business specialising in the manufacture of dairy free and halal baby food products has secured funding from Barclays.
Aisha Limited, which was established in 2015, is owned by Mark Salter who identified a gap in the market for quality, healthy baby food using ‘Red tractor Assured’ halal meat from British farms. He built the company to meet the demand for families with specific dietary needs which he has developed over the last three years and has since taken on two additional members of staff. He has been successful in winning contracts with some large retailers including Asda, Boots, Tesco and Sainsburys. Aisha has won numerous food awards including this year’s Gold Medal at the World Food Innovation Awards.
Commenting on the funding Director Mark Salter said: “We are delighted to have secured this funding through the Enterprise Guarantee Scheme which will help us to not only expand our range of products but at the same time create three new jobs. We will now be able to continue our exciting journey exporting our food worldwide. It’s so important, particularly at this time in our history, that the UK government and financial institutions are supporting SMEs to help our export trade. I couldn’t be happier with the service that our Barclay’s business account team have provided”.
Funding was provided by Barclays. Richard Taylor, Relationship Manager at Barclays said: “Mark has seen some great early success in his business journey. This funding will enable him to take the business to the next level and I am delighted we have been able to support him.”