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FORBES: Five Muslim Start-Ups With A Big Future In The UK and Beyond

Forbes 5 Halal Dining Club

September 7, 2017

David Prosser

With the UK’s Muslim population now running at 3.1 million people – including 1.1 million in London alone – entrepreneurs are increasingly recognising the potential for businesses developed for the Islamic market at home and abroad. Here are five such ventures already on their way.

Halal Dining Club

The Halal Dining Club is aimed at halal diners looking to discover, review, book and get rewards from restaurants all in one place. Founded by Londoner Siddika Jaffer in 2016, the start-up hopes to transform the lives of Muslims living in non-Muslim countries.

The Halal Dining Club has secured more than £200,000 of crowdfunding and has backing from high-profile investors including Forbes-rated venture capitalist Arnie Sriskandarajah and Ash Ali, Just Eats’ first marketing director. The business says its advantage is that its tools are designed with the dietary-restricted diner at the heart – taking away the need for a diner to hop between apps.

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