UK: S&A foods doubles production with £31m investment in new curry plant
The government has backed a £31m investment in the first phase of a strategy that will see family controlled company S&A Foods double its curry production and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Dubbed "Britain's curry queen," Perween Warsi is the richest Asian businesswoman in the country. Disappointed by the poor quality of Indian food in the British shops, she began the business in 1986, cooking samosas in her own kitchen for a local takeaway restaurant. Thanks to the growing love affair between the British and eastern dishes, S&A (named after Warsi's sons, Sadiq and Abid) now specialises in Indian, Thai and Chinese foods, and posts an annual turnover of about £80m.
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