Andrew Fitzpatrick got in contact with the CDC Enterprise Agency in September 2020 after he was made redundant from his position as a chef at a local restaurant. Andrew had always been interested in starting his own business and his sudden redundancy was the push he finally needed to go out and explore his options. While Andrew felt excited at the prospect of starting his own business, he was also a little daunted at the thought of becoming his own boss.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew noticed how much he and the people around him missed being able to dine out in restaurants. He started to create restaurant-style takeaway dishes for his family and friends, and realised that demand for his services was growing rapidly via word-of-mouth reviews from satisfied customers. Andrew created Food by Andrew Fitzpatrick, a local business offering quality, restaurant-standard meals delivered directly to your door. Customers can enjoy a restaurant experience in the comfort of their own home and Andrew prepares the dishes himself using only the freshest ingredients.
Andrew benefited greatly from the support of the CDC Enterprise Agency throughout his journey, from creating an initial business plan to getting his company up and running. Food By Andrew Fitzpatrick has gone from strength to strength over the past year and his social media pages are filled with rave reviews. Andrew is now considering finding permanent premises for his business, as well as hiring employees to help out. When we caught up with Andrew recently to see if he needed further support, he expressed how grateful he was for the guidance provided by the CDC Enterprise Agency, and said would definitely recommend our services to anyone looking to start a business in the local area.
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