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Soft Landing Success for Unifood Solutions

posted 19 Dec 2012, 02:09 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 19 Dec 2012, 02:11 ]
A Latvian business woman, Marina Zajaca, is the latest entrepreneur to take advantage of the Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) Soft Landings Programme.
Marina’s company, Unifood Solutions Ltd, offers a traditional East European fast food which is quick easy and nutritious. Across Europe millions of people enjoy frozen fast food similar to Russian Pelmeni. It may also be known as Vareniki or Pierogi, depending on which area of Eastern Europe they emanate from.
These traditional foods are thin dough parcels with a variety of savoury and sweet fillings depending on country of origin. These can include many flavours for different uses - minced meat, potato, cottage cheese, or fruit. Simple to cook, they provide a healthy alternative to pasta and are nutritious. 
Marina has located her business at RiDO’s Fusion Business Centre in Rotherham. Under the Soft Landings programme assistance has been provided around; the UK legislation necessary to setting up a limited company; UK food hygiene regulations, potential equipment suppliers, and researching potential customers.

Through the programme assistance is given to overseas companies looking to establish operations in the UK, explore the UK market or to use the UK as a base for further European activities. Potential investor companies from overseas are offered a comprehensive array of services, including; fully equipped modern office facilities, available on flexible easy in/easy out terms, and with full reception & admin support. Assistance is also provided to access relevant specialist help and advice, linking to appropriate support organisations and trade bodies.
The SLZ project is supported financially by the European Union. The project has attracted £842k investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the 2007 - 2013 Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.