AN Indian cookery school based in Goostrey has added another award to its name after scooping a prize at The Small Awards 2020.

Habiba Chowdhury, founder and chef of My Curry Club, invested in a permanent base at Cranage Trade Park last June, with a vision to spice up the lives of those who might only be familiar with the classic household curries such as balti, korma and madras.

Just days before the first lockdown was announced, Habiba decided to take her luxury cooking school online, and it’s been a huge hit with the public.

In the past few months, she’s shared her skills over the internet, with pupils from Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, even as far as Malaysia enjoying the benefit of her wisdom.

It’s this tenacity which led to My Curry Club winning The Small Awards 2020 Sole to Sole category, which recognises sole traders and celebrates the drive it takes to go it alone.

Habiba said: “It has been an amazing journey with My Curry Club, and to be crowned the Sole Trader of the Year from businesses across the UK is a big privilege.

“During these uncertain times, small business owners have shown what they are made of. If you love what you have built you have no choice but to fight and believe you’ll come out stronger and more successful.

“Winning this award tells me that my contribution to the food industry is welcome and my hard work is appreciated.”

Michelle Ovens, founder of Small Business Britain said: “Congratulations to My Curry Club for winning this Small Award. This is hugely deserved and recognises its amazing contribution to the local community and the UK’s small business sector. The Small Awards is all about throwing a spotlight on their success, particularly in these challenging times.”

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