Category: Entrepreneurs

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A hat-trick of awards for JJ Food Service – the UK’s largest Turkish Cypriot-owned business

National wholesaler JJ Food Service is celebrating after winning three prestigious industry awards on three consecutive days. On Thursday, 10 October, the JJ team were in Central London for the Women in Wholesale STAR Awards. The wholesaler has been spearheading industry efforts to actively recruit more females into various warehouse roles, and its ambitious targets, […]

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Entrepreneurs should “look beyond price” for the best insurance

Ender Yavaş Upton of Fairweather Insurance Services is reaching out to the Turkish community in Britain, both established entrepreneurs and those who have arrived more recently via the Ankara Agreement, to ensure they have the right insurance cover for their existing business or new venture. Fairweather Insurance, established 35 years ago, prides itself on finding […]

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“Denim king” British Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed dies

On Saturday, 21 September, Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed passed away in London aged 83 following a heart attack. He had been receiving treatment for an infection at Whipps Cross Hospital in the month leading up to his death. His family said they are “heartbroken” by this “huge loss” of Mr Ahmed, who was a […]

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Nova’s Kitchen – “a slice of Cyprus in Folkestone”
 

There’s a little slice of Cypriot cuisine being cooked up on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a part of the town that is rapidly becoming a destination and beacon for some exciting food and drink ventures. I moved to Folkestone three months ago, and was quickly followed by my friend and chef Hulya Erdal of Made By […]

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Hus Vedat on the recipe to success
 

Hus Vedat is a ‘Hackney boy done good’. Along with partners Levent Büyükuğur and Sanjay Nand of The Good Food Society, the 41-year-old Executive Head Chef runs two West End restaurants. In a short space of time Yosma and new venture Hovarda have helped push the boundaries of what we have come to expect of […]

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Have you booked your place to South East Property Expo 2017?

  The South East Property Expo is the region’s must-attend event for buyers, sellers, landlords and investors. Organised by local law firm Thackray Williams Solicitors, this free one-day show brings together property experts and trusted suppliers to provide help and assistance to those with an interest in all things property. Taking place in October, the South […]

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Touker Suleyman is back on air with Dragons’ Den this Sunday

  Turkish Cypriot fashion mogul Touker Suleyman (pictured far left above) returns for his third series of Dragons’ Den – the BBC’s popular business show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and a stake in their business for cash investments. He is joined by long-standing Dragons and fellow business gurus Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. […]