Brewing up a big success!
A YOUNG Fylde entrepreneur is raising a cuppa in celebration after securing a new contract for his specialist teas.
Adam Soliman who founded the rapidly growing Charbrew has tied up a deal to supply teas to Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.
Adam, 24, began his company in Poulton-le-Fylde when he spotted a gap in the market while working as a commodities trader.
He saw there was a huge market for specialist coffees in the UK but not for tea.
He said: “For a supposed tea-loving nation, this struck me as a clear opportunity – to create a range of premium quality, fruit and traditional caffeine-free teas using the finest quality ingredients.”
Within two weeks, he’d sourced the best blended tea leaves, real fruits and spices and had set up a supply contract for his initial range, including Black Tea with Sunflower Blossoms and Strawberries and Cream.
From selling at farmers markets, with help from Blackpool Council’s Economic Development Get Started Team former Coca Cola Enterprises general manager Geoff Reeves, he moved rapidly on to supplying Booths and Sainsbury’s supermarkets and now has added Spire to his customers.
Hospital Director, Liz Cousins said: “Charbrew is a national brand of course but still very much in its infancy and we are delighted to be now stocking such a fantastic range.”
Adam said: “This is the first outlet I have been able to supply my teas through in Blackpool.
“I am absolutely over the moon, not only to be able to return home with my new business but also to be working alongside Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.”
Adam who is supporting the *Oracle Young Enterprise challenge* on the 27th/28th November said; “This is a brilliant scheme and I would advise any young people to give it a try.
“Working with Geoff Reeves helped me lay the solid foundations for Charbrew, Get Started helped turn a small vision into a true business reality”.
The Council’s *Oracle Young Enterprise challenge* supported by Blackpool Gazette, is looking for Blackpool’s next great entrepreneur and is inviting young people to unlock their flair and turn a bright idea into a thriving business.
The winner of the challenge will receive £1000 to develop their own business, as well as free use of an office in the young people’s hub The Oracle for six months.
The challenge will take place over the next three months, with contestants taking part in a set of workshops to build and develop a basic idea into a potential business, before pitching it to other local entrepreneurs, with the overall winner being selected in January.