An award-winning owner of a popular Horninglow convenience store is hoping to sell the business she has run for 30 years with her husband to enjoy a well-earned retirement.
Daksha Manek and husband Ashok are planning to sell Kajal’s Convenience Store, in Hunter Street, 30 years after they transformed it from a run-down shop into an extended and bright convenience store, with a flat above.
Daksha appeared in the Burton Mail having been nominated for, and later winning, the prestigious award of Asian Businesswoman of the Year in 1990.
She and her husband took on the Hunter Street store after one of the couple’s friends was able to help them out with purchasing the shop. At the time it was rundown and needed a lot of work to turn it round.
Daksha previously told the Burton Mail that the building was almost derelict when the couple bought it. The kitchen was just a sink, and there was a large hole in the middle of the floor. They said had to slum it for a bit.
But they refused to be defeated and set to work repairing the building and preparing to open the convenience store, which saw its first customers in 1986.
The family-run shop developed to include an off-licence and a grocery section, and extended in 2000. Now, it is on the market for £215,000 and includes the upstairs flat. Core sales are £4,500 per week with adjusted net profit of £32,000.