Thursday July 18 2019

Anishya Kumar of Zinda Foods shortlisted as finalist for the 7th British Indian Awards 2019

Zinda Foods founder, Anishya Kumar, is up for a Businesswoman of the Year Award in the 7th British Indian Awards. She moved from making her award-winning palm oil free wraps in her home kitchen to selling them in over 90 Tesco London stores.

Anishya Kumar of Zinda Foods shortlisted as finalist for the 7th British Indian Awards 2019

Three hundred of the most remarkable British Indians are shortlisted as finalists for the 7th British Indian Awards 2019. They received hundreds of nominations throughout the country. Anishya Kumar, founder of Zinda Foods, is a finalist in the Businesswoman of The Year category. The awards recognise a wide range of achievements and include people from the worlds of business, charity, sport, arts, culture, education and medicine.

Anishya will find out if she will collect an an accolade at the elegant ceremony held on July 26th.  Anishya relocated to the UK 13 years ago from Bombay giving up her corporate consulting life to pursue her passion and dream of becoming a food entrepreneur. Starting with a meagre £200 pounds from her home kitchen 4 years ago, Zinda Foods moved into their own BRC Accredited premises in 2017 & now produces 12,000 wraps a week for over 90 Tesco stores and employs 12 staff. The company has seen a growth of 9 times since the last quarter & are set to expand further.

“At the start I didn’t have any investors or source of funds, I just took out two bank loans,” Anishya said. “People thought that I was mad and would never be able to do it, but everything is a risk and I’d rather take on the risk myself than get someone else on board when I didn’t know if it was going to work or not.”

Zinda Foods received a prestigious Sammie Award from the British Sandwich Association for Most Innovative Sandwich Product in 2017. Tesco then discovered Anishya’s recipes and started to stock her handmade filled Airwraps® in January 2019.  Anishya is currently in discussion with other retailers & members of the food service industry looking to take on her AirWraps.

“Being nominated by the public for Businesswoman of The Year is very humbling for me”, said Anishya “We’re more than just manufacturers and produce everything with the same care and attention as you would in your kitchen at home. The AirWrap is just the first step in our journey. We have several more lines in various stages of new product development. We want to take things a notch higher, break that glass ceiling and do something radically different, because we’re food-to-go innovators.”

The British Indian Awards 2019 showcase the strength of the British Indian community, the impact they have on British culture and their progression over the last year. They are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said “All finalists should be proud to represent British Indians, highlighting all the wonderful achievements of this diverse and brilliant community. Our finalist list is full of talent and leadership, and I’m confident these awards will be the best yet. The awards provide a platform to thank those who do what they know best, thrive in their fields and provide future generations with inspirational role-models.”

"At the start I did not have any investors or source of funds, I just took out two bank loans. Being nominated by the public for Businesswoman of The Year is very humbling for me. "
Anishya Kumar

DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.

Entirely Food Jobs

Head of Buying


This is a great opportunity for a Head of Buying to join a highly innovative and product focused food business.

Cook - Mon Fri role £10.50 p/h

Thornton Heath

My client has a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding Cook - Chef on a Monday to Friday basis.

Food Production Operative

South West London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Food Production Operatives to join our client who are rapidly expanding and have become a leading business within their sector based in the Battersea area.

Chef de Partie

South East London

What We Can Offer You: 28 days holiday including bank holidaysWeekly payEnhanced sick policyNEST pension schemeAccess to our Reward Gateway which offers discounts/cashback on high street stores, cheap cinema tickets and moreDiscounts at our pubs and hotelsIndustry leading training and development to enhance your career Chef de P.

Food & Beverage Assistants - Gatwick - West Sussex


Food & Beverage Assistants required for vacancies at London Gatwick Airport.

Dispatch Supervisor - Food Industry


Our client is a family owned business based near Greenford.

Senior Food & Beverage Assistants - Gatwick - West Sussex


Senior Lounge Team Members required for vacancies at London Gatwick Airport.

Sales Manager - Fine Food - French Speaker

Central London

The recruitment department of the French Chamber is acting as a recruitment agency for its over 530 member companies, one of which is currently looking for a Sales Manager.

Hot Chef

City of London

Delicious Pasta, Beautiful Coffee and Unbeatable team spirit; all at Coco di Mama.

Food Production & Warehouse Manager


Food Production & Warehouse Manager needed The Opportunity Nutriseed is actively looking to hire a Warehouse & Production Manager, in order to manage our growing Production/Warehouse team.

Technical and Regulatory Executive


Job Role: Technical and Regulatory Executive Location: Central London Salary: Up to £30k Hunter Merrifield is excited to be working with a membership organisation that represents and advises UK food and drink manufacturers; they are the voice of the UK food and drink industry.

Business Development Manager - FMCG Food Business


Business Development Manager- FMCG Food Business £32,000-£35,000 + double your salary & package  London Fancy working for a leading food business? Are you an outstanding sales professional who thrives on achieving sale’s targets/KPIs and building strong bus.


MYHSM Collaborates With Equinix

In a development which reinforces its position as a worldwide service provider, MYHSM Ltd., the global provider of Payment Hardware Security Modules HSMs as a Service, announces a collaboration with Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company

Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.