Spark helps Nutrifiz into health shops

From left, Yusuf Okhai, David Hastie and Sheryar Adam toast the deal for Nutrifiz to supply �health food chain Holland & Barrett. Picture: Contributed

From left, Yusuf Okhai, David Hastie and Sheryar Adam toast the deal for Nutrifiz to supply �health food chain Holland & Barrett. Picture: Contributed

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A NUTRITION firm assisted by business support scheme Entrepreneurial Spark has won a supply deal with ­Holland & Barrett following a £100,000 investment.

Edinburgh-based David Hastie has developed Nutrifiz, a wheatgrass-based food supplement tablet which he claims can increase energy levels and boost the immune system.

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As well as help from Entrepreneurial Spark, Dundee businessmen Sheryar Adam and Yusuf Okhai have invested £100,000 in Hastie’s product.

Jim Duffy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Spark, said: “David was trying to get a different business off the ground and we were supporting him with that when he showed us the first prototype for Nutrifiz. Straight away we told him to drop everything and focus on this – it was clear that he had a great idea and with a little tweaking the product would be ready to launch.”

Hastie worked with Yorkshire-based Principle Healthcare International to turn his idea into a product.

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