Search

Spicy sauce father and son cooked up in garden shed sees them short-listed in business start-up final

07:10 29 August 2013

Local Business Accelerator judging 

Kuldip Singh Sahota, and Hardev Singh Sahota,
Mr Singh

Local Business Accelerator judging Kuldip Singh Sahota, and Hardev Singh Sahota, Mr Singh's

Archant

.

A father and son who started producing a spicy chilli sauce from the family’s garden shed in Manor Park has reached the final of a start-up business competition. Hardev Singh, 59, and his son Kuldip, 31, are among fifteen finalists for the Local Business Accelerators campaign, run by our newspapers’ regional press umbrella organisation the Newspaper Society.

They were among hundreds of entries who entered through newspapers across the country and are now in with a chance to win support from TV’s Dragons’ Dens panellist Deborah Meaden, the campaign’s national ambassador, £10,000 from the Business Growth Fund and other benefits.

Hardev and Kuldip have already received business mentoring from successful business man Lance Forman, who runs a salmon smokery on Fish Island overlooking the Olympic Stadium, after reaching the local heat of the competition through the Newham Recorder.

They were already selling their sauce to supermarkets in the UK, other parts of Europe and South Africa. But with the help of Mr Forman and his contacts they have now signed a deal to deliver their spicy sauces to a delicatessen chain in New York, which could be the beginning of them conquering the American market. Hardev Signh is now close to becoming a millionaire.

Read next week’s Newham Recorder for our feature on the story behind the family business.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

15:59
The bus strike will occur on two separate days   Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Bus routes in the borough are set to be affected by two all-day strikes.

London
Some feel the Bow East Goods Yard will pollute Stratford, the centre of London's Olympic legacy Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Images

This week we ask whether or not the planned factories at Bow East Goods Yard will improve Stratford.

United Kingdom
13:00
Wiseman Lee staff at their East Ham office

A law firm embedded in the community has given its backing to the upcoming Newham Business Awards.

11:57
University of East London's Stratford Campus

The borough is part of a region with the second-highest proportion of residents with university degrees in Europe.

European Union

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now