Smith & Williamson to serve up support for high-growth takeaway group Hotcha

September 26, 2013

Bristol-based Hotcha, the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese takeaway chain, has appointed accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson to support its ambitious expansion plans.

Set up by young Bristol entrepreneur James Liang less than two years ago, Hotcha has already opened eight outlets in the South West and plans to have a further 150 across the UK within five years.

Leading the account for the Bristol office of Smith & Williamson will be Carl Deane, head of assurance and business services. His client experience includes acting for a wide range of entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporates in the food and drink sector.

Carl, pictured, said: “As a young entrepreneur, the drive and scope that James has for Hotcha is inspirational. We are pleased to be providing assistance to such a young and ambitious South West company.”

Hotcha is the latest firm in the food and drink sector to appoint Smith & Williamson.

James Liang added: “Smith & Williamson’s support will be vital as the company expands throughout the UK and will give us the added knowledge and experience to help us achieve our ambitions.”

Hotcha, which now turns over around £1.5m a year, positions itself as the healthy alternative to the standard Chinese takeaway. Dishes are made from freshly-prepared ingredients from its central kitchen in Ashton Vale.

Among its outlets are five in and around Bristol and one in Weston-super-Mare.


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