Regional Growth Fund coughs up dough for Love Pizza

Regional Growth Fund coughs up dough for Love Pizza

Gourmet pizza firm Love Pizza has invested £100,000 in launching its first premises, using modern technology to cook and deliver its pizzas.

Love Pizza, owned by Taste Maker Concepts Limited, already has plans to expand the business nationwide through a franchise model, aspiring to rival national takeaway chains.

Love Pizza has added the £100,000 loan from BFS, which provides loans to Greater Manchester businesses helping them to grow and create or protect jobs, to over £200,000 of their own funds in developing the new site.

They’ve invested in ovens from Italy that use a conveyor belt made from stone interlocking slats to create a crisper, thinner base.

Even the pizza delivery bags are high tech, using Formula 1 technology to ensure that the pizzas are delivered hot and fresh.

Andy Nichols, senior loan manager at Business Finance Solutions which is part of the Manchester Growth Company, said: “Love Pizza is one of the most exciting and ambitious businesses we have worked with this year and, like many motivated start up businesses, already had detailed business plans and some funds in place.

“Securing the low interest loan from BFS meant that they were able to move quickly to get the first premises up and running and to invest in the high quality equipment and IT that is at the heart of their business model.”

Love Pizza was co-founded by Harinder Dhaliwal and Anil Sumra who met when Anil first started working for Harinder in 2000.

Harinder says: “We are absolutely passionate about creating a new style of pizza delivery business and the loan from BFS has meant that our first premises is now up and running and we are already looking at other sites across the North West and nationally.

“Consumers are increasingly demanding a more authentic way of cooking and what we are able to deliver is the gourmet stone-baked pizza taste that you might find at a food market or festival – but delivered to the door with a guarantee of quality.”