In 2009 Praveen Kumar set up his first food and drink business in Perth City Centre; Tabla Restaurant would provide an authentic Indian experience that would source local produce as its base ingredients, importing the burst of essential flavour sourced from the family spice farm in Hyderabad. In the ten years since then he has grown the small restaurant to an impressive £500K annual turnover, and in the past 18 months has added a booming Indian Cook School to his brand stable which is running at 100% capacity.
His future plans are now firmly set in the ready meal and retail production market, a £XXX industry that he aims to break into with his authentic Indian recipes straight from his family kitchen. This multi-million pound growth projection has been made possible with the advent of the Food & Drink Park opening, and Praveen was amongst the first leaseholders, taking a double unit for cooking, production, packing and distribution.
“It was four years ago that I first set my sights on a unit at the Food & Drink Park. By then I had already started to research the ready meals market and my main objective was to secure a production unit that would allow me to deliver and distribute quickly and easily across Scotland and into North England.
“As well as the home-based customer, Praveen Kumar Ready meals will supply restaurants and cafes with ready to heat, home-cooked curries, and so a smooth supply chain is an essential part of the process. Perth is of course, the ideal location for this and I am delighted to be growing my business in an area I now consider to be my home. ”
Join Praveen at Perth Food & Drink Park and grow your business here in Perth.
Favourable consideration will be given to notes of interest from both existing and start-up businesses in manufacturing, distilling, supply chain efficiencies, food innovation and logistics. In particular, the team are ready to push forward ideas that will support high-value, long-term and skilled employment for the area’s growing population.
Advantages of Perth Food & Drink Park Commitment from Invest in Perth to support your business plans
- Multiple, serviced plots with a footprint flexible to your needs
- Purpose built, high-spec, food standard units, in ready-to-move in condition
- An existing hub of established food & drink businesses and industry peers on your doorstep Well-connected location on the A9 trunk road, with excellent road and rail links
- One hour drive from Scotland’s major airports, two miles from Perth’s commercial harbour Tenants will benefit from low cost renewable electricity, sourced from our onsite solar farm
The Invest In Perth team is currently seeking interested from both existing and start-up businesses in all areas of the food and drink sector in Scotland.