Kolak wins best large business award and CEO Ashok Lakhani wins outstanding personal achievement.

Kolak Snack Foods ltd was named winner of the Best Large Business Award and its CEO Ashok Lakhani won the outstanding personal achievement category at the 2014 Best Business Awards. Due to its high profile the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do.

The Best Business Awards judges said: Kolak Snack Foods has enjoyed exponential growth with turnover increasing more than three-fold over the last six years and headcount rising by over 350 to 1,000 plus. In the highly competitive crisp and snack sector, the company has delivered 30 years of unbroken growth – a phenomenal achievement particularly any industry, particularly food manufacturing. As well as producing quality products, the company has invested in a new processing factory and sets an outstanding example in staff training and development. Many congratulations to Kolak Snack Foods for setting a new standard of superb business success in a very tough marketplace.”Ashok Lakhani Kolak’s CEO commented “We are all extremely proud to have won this prestigious award .The Best Business Awards are one of the UK’s most respected and winning this accolade speaks volumes about the quality and hard work of our team”.

Founder and CEO Ashok Lakhani was also named winner of the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award at the 2014 Best Business Awards. The Best Business Awards judges said: “Ashok Lakhani has achieved a truly remarkable feat in business – 30 years of unbroken growth. Starting in 1984 he has built up Kolak Snack Foods into a business that employs more than 1,000 people. Since 2008, he has trebled sales and increased recruitment, investment and training to match while other companies in his sector have faltered and fallen. Clearly an entrepreneur of great vision, skill and drive to overcome all obstacles, Mr Lakhani is a most worthy winner of a Best Business Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement. Kolak’s Managing Director Rikin Lakhani welcomed the honor for his father.” He has been a great inspiration for so many people. He has created a great business by his hard work and endeavors over the last 30 years.”