From a £20 investment to a £105b turnover

Euro Foods Group was founded in 1991 and has become a leading international manufacturer and distributor of frozen food and fresh foods serving restaurant, catering and specialist supermarket stores.

Shelim Hussain is the founder and managing director of this successful company and he grew it himself from nothing

The beginning

Shelim Hussain was born in Bangladesh where his family were struggling. He was sent to the UK on his own at the age of 11 where he was expected to earn and send money back to his family.

He was working in restaurants in Cardiff when he realised a gap in the market once a frozen foods distributer closed down.

Shelim drove to London to pay £20 for a box of Prawns and sold them to restaurant, making a profit. Shelim began Euro foods Group then.

He began supplying restaurants and takeaways in Wales and the West country.

Euro Food Group now

Shelim Hussain has grown his business through dedication and now they are turning over more than £105 billion. They have 6 depots around the UK and export around the world. They have sites in Newport, Cwmbran, Bangladesh and the US.

Shelim pulled his family from poverty supplying them jobs within his company.

Other business ventures

As well as Euro Foods Group, Shelim set up other companies including Masala Bazaar and

Masala Bazaar

  • A chain of UK retail and wholesale outlets specialising in Asian and European food

  • An online and mobile app to order takeaway and to make table reservations at restaurants.

Muslim aid partnership

In 2023 Euro Food Group partnered with Muslim aid charity to distribute food products to East London Mosque. This was part of their “feed the fasting campaign” during the month of Ramadan due to the cost of living crisis forcing thousands into poverty.

They distributed 10,000 meals during this campaign.

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