A team from Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall solicitors has advised KQF Quality Foods on the expansion of its halal food supplier business.

KQF, headquartered in Blackburn, was established in 2001 and is now one of the country’s leading processors of high quality halal foods.

The completed acquisition of Marhaba Ltd’s Cash and Carry on Whalley Range, Blackburn for an undisclosed sum has given KQF the opportunity to open its first stand alone superstore.

The 5,000sqft superstore will sustain at least ten jobs and is expected to create more as becomes the first hundred-hour store in the immediate area, staying open from 7am until 11pm.
The acquisition is part of the KQF’s ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.
KQF Quality Foods was advised on the deal by a team from Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall. It was led by Associate Solicitor, Shahin Akhtar and included commercial property advice from Solicitor, Suzanne Gallagher.

Shahin Akhtar of Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall said: “This was a strategic acquisition for KQF Quality Foods and helps to cement its growth in the region. We are delighted that KQF Quality Foods engaged us on the project as this demonstrates how we can help businesses in Lancashire to achieve their objectives.”

KQF Managing Director, Faruk Vali said: “This acquisition was key to our growth plan as the location on Whalley Range is accessible to a large customer base.

“The new superstore premises give us an opportunity to bring our complete product range to a much wider range of customers.

“We have been able to move quickly in opening the superstore thanks to the seamless service offered by Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall.”


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