MR ASHOK LAKHANI, THE FOUNDER OF KOLAK SNACK FOODS WINS A GLOBAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD AND THE COMPANY WAS ALSO A WINNER IN THE OUTSTANDING GREEN INITIATIVE CATEGORY

Mr Ashok Lakhani, the founder of Kolak Snack Foods was named winner of the Outstanding Entrepreneur category at the 2015 Global Business Excellence Awards. The Global Business Excellence Awards pride themselves on having a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector; focussing on financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits.
 
Commenting on Mr Ashok Lakhani, CEO and the founder of Kolak Snack Foods the chairman of the judges said: “In the desperately competitive food and drinks market, Ashok Lakhani has shown tremendous resilience and determination; and proved that he is a true entrepreneur. While Ashok founded the company 30 years ago, over the past five, he has bucked the trend in food and drink manufacturing and achieved double-digit growth each year. In the past three years alone, by focusing on making own-brand crisps and snacks for leading supermarkets, sales have doubled. Always thinking in advance, Ashok has invested wisely in a new state-of-the art factory and focused on environmental best practice and in investing in staff.” Mr Lakhani said” It is a great honour to receive such a prestigious award .The award is a reflection of the great work being carried out by the team here at Kolak. “
 
Kolak Snack Foods was also named winner of the Outstanding Green Initiative category at the 2015 Global Business Excellence Awards. Commenting on Kolak Snack Foods the chairman of the judges said: “By recycling just about everything, Kolak Snack Foods has turned its waste stream into an income stream and achieved a zero rate of waste going to landfill – two years ahead of the industry target. Sustainability is a top priority for the company and it has created a veritable green new  factory. As well as changing its processes and machinery, staff have been trained in recycling and putting the environment first. Kolak is a role model for greenness in its industry and has shown just what can be achieved with common sense and the right level of investment.” Mr Lakhani commented “Kolak  recognises the need for sustainable development and continually aims to improve the environmental impact of our activities To Kolak sustainability means doing the right thing when it comes to valuing limited resources and using them as effectively as we can .Our overall aim is to reduce our carbon footprint and become a more energy efficient manufacturer.  This makes good business sense. Sustainability is at the very heart of our business embedded in its decision making process and always on the table for discussion”.
 
The Global Business Excellence Awards are one of the world’s highest profile awards and winning this accolade speaks volumes about the quality of your work. Due to their high profile, the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across the world, from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly outstanding at what they do and Mr Ashok Lakhani, the founder of Kolak Snack Foods have proved this by winning a Global Business Excellence Award.