Research by Mintel (the world’s leading market intelligence agency), has found that the size of the Gluten Free market in the UK in due to grow by 13% to reach £531 million in 2016, compared to the estimated figure of £470 million in 2015 and is due to reach £673 million by 2020.
This size of the market has grown significantly over the last decade due to the number of new people being diagnosed with an allergy or intolerance to gluten and wheat, but most of this growth has been generated by people choosing to adopt a Gluten Free diet out of choice, believing it to be healthier for them. A number of celebrities including Gwenyth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham (to name but a few) have adopted a Gluten Free diet by choice, which has also helped grow the size of the market through their following.
As a business, we have big plans to expand from our market stall into commercial premises and then on to become a retail chain or to provide our products on a mass scale to large retailers such as the major supermarkets. We are confident in our brand and the products we make and sell, and know that our vision is more than capable of becoming a highly profitable reality.
We are interested in hearing from equity investors who believe in our vision and can help us in securing commercial premises through outright purchase, as we see no value in leasing.
As our business deals in cash and has no gearing, we have no debtors or creditors, making our business model very low risk. As capital invested will be used to purchase property, this is an asset that is likely to increase in value in the future, further reducing any risk in investment.
Our business is eligible for EIS and SEIS, reducing risk even further.
If you are interested in investing as an Angel, please feel free to contact us.