Herts businesswoman cooks up deal
19 October 2010, 05:55
A Hertfordshire businesswoman's - who came up with a cottage-industry website - has just signed a major deal with Tesco.
Carol Savage created www.mydish.co.uk, an on-line facility to share people's favourite home-made or family-favourite recipes.
Carol told heart "I came up with the idea my mother-in-law passed away. My husband brought back scraps of paper with recipes on them and I was going to throw them away - but my husband remembered the recipes from when he was a child. I realised how personal family recipes can get lost if they are not stored properly - and the website came from there."
Tesco became involved after pitching the idea on a tv business competition.
It now means, people who see a recipe - can order the ingredients for just that dish and have it delivered - without the waste of too much food that's not wanted.
Carol says it's been so successful, she's now employing 3 full time and 4 part-time staff "I think why should all these great global companies be American. I actually want this to go around the world, that's my goal. We've got a few steps to go, and we've got some really fun ideas".