Scratch-cooking connoisseurs offering a range of authentic curry products already on shelf in major retailers such as Wholefoods and Morrisons with over 100,000 curries sold to date. Investment is being sought to increase work-force and support marketing for growth.
- Authentic 3 step cooking kits for easy junk free curry in 30mins
- Over 100,000 curries sold, over 8,500 followers
- UK ethnic food market is £1.77b, scratch cooking is a high growth area.
- Sales in this sector are rising YOY by 8% to £535M
BANG! Curry was launched by Shelly Nuruzzaman and Mark Johnson to connect people with authentic food. Inspired by traditional recipes and cooking techniques from Shelly's family, both in Bangladesh and the UK, BANG! Curry offers a range of quick, easy and healthy, scratch-cooking products.
Curry cooking products haven't changed much over the years and consumers are met with a lack of authenticity. BANG! Curry connects the ‘home cooking’ community with authentic curry meals, quickly and easily, operating in the UK market where 89% of people eat world food.
A growing dominance for scratch-cooking products that offer authentic ethnic flavours, is being seen. The UK ethnic food market is worth £1.77b (2018) consisting of ready meals, sauces and cooking ingredients. Sales in this sector attributed to cooking ingredients are rising YOY by 8% to £535M, an indicator that scratch cooking is becoming increasingly popular.
The business has developed a brand through a very small team, with listings in Morrisons, Wholefoods Market and Lakeland. The business has sold over 100,000 products and has a growing online community of over 8,500.
A recent rebrand and new website means investment can be focused on:
- Building a sales team to accelerate growth
- Increased UK and global marketing
- Working capital to support growth
Founder & CEO, former physicist and quantitative researcher, food enthusiast Dr. Shelly Nuruzzaman has driven the business from incorporating the company, establishing core business processes, developing the products and delivering key progress milestones including onboarding major retail accounts.
Co-founder & COO Mark Johnson (part-time), Chartered Director with a wealth of experience in the manufacturing sector commercialising new products, 7 years in MD/Director roles and a curry enthusiast. In support of the companies milestone achievements, Mark has established a supply chain and will continue to control growth as the business progresses.
CMO Adrian Coxon (contractor), joined the team earlier this year and brings many years experience in delivering B2C and B2B revenue growth. Adrian will be leading the marketing campaign with a focus on digital across all social media platforms, increasing customer numbers and revenue.
David Young (board advisor) leads a 7 year food consultancy that is focused on the retail sector and helping with cross buying, selling and supply chains. David is also advising us on the quickest way to grow Bang Curry through major supermarket chains.
Investment will be focused on adding to the sales and marketing teams.