New one stop catering service from Nottingham company which has grown from a market stall to a multi-million pound business

A new wholesale delivery service has launched in Nottingham, creating 50 jobs for the Lenton-headquartered business.

Tiger Foodservice is a ‘one-stop-shop’ wholesaler for the hospitality, leisure and catering industries.

And it comes with the support of a big name – Hyperama.

When Karamjit Singh Khera and his son-in-law Mark Johal stood on the family market stall in Victoria Market 45 years ago, who could have predicted this Nottingham business would become the multi-million pound business that Hyperama is today.

But from this stand, the business evolved into operating vans – serving Chinese and Oriental takeaways – growing until in 1992 the pay-to-go business was born.

Now the family business has launched its latest venture.

Under current chief executive Marcus Singh, the Nottingham-based company says it is acting on “customer demand” and providing a delivered wholesale service.

The company says this demand started before the pandemic and has now accelerated dramatically, creating the need for a dedicated division that sits under its own brand.

Marcus said: “With over 45 years of experience in the wholesale industry and following significant investment in people, logistics and technology, we are delighted to be able to offer foodservice operators even more choice, quality and value.

“Backed by the Hyperama Group, a long-established family business, Tiger Foodservice is an exciting new name for the Midlands region.”

Taking over the business started by his father and grandfather and continuing the tradition of growth, Marcus added: “We have recruited two additional expert buyers with strong restaurant experience to work alongside our existing team to ensure that customers get the best deals possible, and have also invested in a new multi-temperature delivery fleet as well as a new website and app to make ordering easier.”

Specializing in food and non-food products, including a range of own brands, premium fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh meat, Tiger Foodservice will operate from its 100,000 square foot depot on the industrial estate of Lenton and will initially deliver to an area within a 100-mile radius.

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