Laila’s Fine Foods are celebrating today after winning a prestigious ‘Red Rose Award’. The Bispham-based chilled and frozen ready meal manufacturer, won the Lancashire Business View award for all its efforts over the past year.
More than 1,100 members of the Lancashire business community celebrated at the sell-out Red Rose Awards in Blackpool as 26 coveted trophies were handed out to the county’s leading companies.
Managing Director Laila Remtulla, comments “We are truly delighted. We had been nominated in four other categories including Growing Business, Family Business, Manufacturing Business and Large Business of the Year and lost out against some fantastic Lancashire companies. The final award of the evening was a grand culmination of the night, when they read out our name to say we were stunned would be an understatement!”
Joint Managing Director, Nazir Remtulla adds “We currently employ over 380 people and over the past 12 months we have invested heavily in our business in order to continue our growth and are due to open a 36,000 square foot factory extension next month which will give us a state of the art manufacturing facility and will create another 60 jobs initially with more to follow as we plan to employ close to 500 people by the end of the year. It is fantastic that the judges and a respected publication such as Lancashire Business View recognise our hard work and we hope to use this success as a catalyst to continue improving as we move in to the new factory.”
The awards ceremony, held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, is now in its seventh year and looks to reward the ‘best of Lancashire’ businesses. The judges commended Laila’s for their continuous investment throughout the company and growth over the past 12 months.
A recruitment drive for employees to join is currently underway as the business looks to scale up to meet the demand a number of product launches over the coming months.