Expanding and Employing
Chris Farman is 30-years-old and started off his career in construction, something a bit different from what he is doing now. Originally from Cove, Chris has gone from structural and passive protection within the construction industry, to working at UK Fitness Food, and Jack’s Steakhouse as director and created UK Fitness Food in 2016.
Chris said: “I started UK Fitness Food to provide a unique service to the local health and fitness community.
“Having gained many years in combat sports, and successfully building the Aberdeen Fitness and Combat Centre, I discovered the constant need for correct nutrition, and meal preparation.”
In UK Fitness Food there are several ways to build up your package, designed to create an affordable personal service, individual to your own needs and goals. You can choose from three full meals a day or something as simple as a breakfast and snack.
Customers can browse through their menu and select from a wide range of carefully prepared, macro-nutrient calculated meals and snacks. This way you can plan your daily calorie intake, as well as carbohydrate and protein totals.
Chris said: ““We found there as a huge gap in the local market for a convenient service providing nutritious balanced meals and snacks to the health and fitness community.”
As an Aberdeen-based company, they have witnessed first-hand the recent economic trends, but are going in a positive direction. They are a start-up business with a team that is made up of expert nutritionists and highly experienced executive chefs. Chris believes that for Aberdeen to tackle the change in economic circumstances, government investment at local and national level is needed in similar small businesses to regenerate them.
In order to help his new company, Chris has been working with C Growth. They are an Aberdeen-based business growth agency that are supporting Chris’s business going forward.
As director of the company, Chris spends a lot of his time on daily tasks, which can involve phone calls and day-to-day logistics, as well as the development of the business to ensure growth.
In the past two months, Chris and his company have gone against the trends of other businesses and have employed around 15 people.
They hope that by the close of September they will have employed over 20 staff.
The company has expanded recently in order to keep up with the demand for their products. With this growth occurring in a small space of time, since April, Chris and his company are adapting quickly to the future. They aim to roll out franchise across the UK for UK Fitness Food. As well as expanding across the nation, they are aiming to develop the company with their partners both nationally and internationally.
Chris said: “Every day is challenging. I enjoy the personal challenge involved in growing the business and the new people we are meeting from all over the city.”