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NEWS & VIEWS SPICE BUSINES S


BROWN BEAR PACKAGING FIRM SNAPPED UP BY


EUROFOODS


A WELSH food packaging firm, Brown Bear Food, has been acquired by Newport-based Eurofoods Group Limited, which supplies ethnic food to restaurants, caterers, and specialist supermarkets. Eurofoods indicates that it plans to create up to 200 jobs at the site. The rapid sale of the business has ensured that all jobs have been saved and all the key customer contracts have been maintained. The sale to Eurofoods is also great news for the local community, as the company is looking to invest in the site and it is anticipated this will create further employment opportunities in the future. Shelim Hussain MBE,


founder and owner of Eurofoods, added: “This acquisition is part of our overall growth strategy. The investment in this business and site should enhance our product offering and capability.” n


CURRY DUO BOWLED OVER BY COMMONWEALTH GAMES INVITE


GLASGOW restaurateurs, Qureshi Ayub “Chico” Mohammed and Ali Shan Muzahir, were delighted


when they received a late call up to represent Pakistan in the crown green bowling at the Commonwealth Games. The pair, who were born in Pakistan but moved to Scotland when they were children, have a restaurant that is a short walk from Glasgow’s Hampden Park, the scene of the closing ceremony. Both have coaching badges and Mr Muzahir has won championships and successfully competed at District level. They were accompanied in the Pakistan bowls team by student Muhammad Shahzad,


who is studying for a PhD in biochemistry at Glasgow University and took up the sport just three years ago, and Rana Maqsood, who travelled from Pakistan. The team were the first bowlers from Pakistan to compete in the Commonwealth Games. The pair are joint owners of the Alishan Restaurant in Glasgow’s Mount Florida and are members of the Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club in Mount Florida and the Clarkston Bowling and Tennis Club. n


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