Good Practice Short Story
People nowadays live and eat fast, but that´s not a reason to eat badly. With our company, we offer people the chance to eat take-away food with local, high-quality products and at a reasonable price. The FLAG helped me to grasp this business opportunity and has been vital in getting our business up and running.
To fill this gap in the local market and diversify his family’s income, Ivan, a barnacle gatherer, along with his mother, opened a very distinctive shop on the village seafront. The newly set up business includes a shop that offers ready-made meals with fresh, local fish and seafood, pastries and fresh sandwiches prepared on the spot using local fisheries products, as well as a catering company that provides food for local events and schools. The food is prepared by Ivan´s 56-year-old mother, based on her own recipes and those of her family.
The support given by the FLAG helped Ivan and his mother cover the costs of setting up the shop, including the small kitchen, and to buy the necessary equipment. The shop and catering company opened in August 2017 and saw a turnover of €26 000 in their first month. The business has already created four full-time jobs and it expects to employ another person in the future.
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|Private contribution||€10 490|
|Timeframe of implementation||From Jan 2017 to Aug 2017|
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