A 17-year-old budding entrepreneur from Gloucester is trying to secure a deal with a manufacturer to produce a new curry-style pasty.
Bayjid Choudhury, of Brockworth Enterprise School, was awarded the Gloucestershire Young Entrepreneur award earlier this year for his naan-style pasties, which come in three flavours: chicken madras, chicken tikka masala and vegetable korma.
The sixth-former emailed retailers to pitch his product and received a response from The Co-operative. Following a meeting, he now hopes to get the products listed if he can find a manufacturer to make them.
Choudhury, who hopes to be known as the ‘naan man’ has registered his company as Maharaja Secret. He plans to develop more flavours from his father’s Indian restaurant in Gloucester.
Choudhury won the Gloucestershire Young Entrepreneur award in June as part of the Gloucestershire Enterprise Learning Partnership.