Article in the Telegraph
When a storm destroyed his small fish processing company, Mapco, Nasar Rashid vowed he wouldn't let his business go under.
Describing the devastation of your business as “another day in the office” might sound like the reaction of a man in denial. But Mr Rashid insists stoicism was all that kept him going. “What could I do about it? It was a case of it has happened, don’t dwell on it, don’t look back. I thrive on a challenge – and I really have been challenged by this.”
His company, which exports dried fish to Africa, had been trading for less than two years when waves wiped out its premises in Peterhead, a fishing port in north-east Scotland.
Mapco has provided substantial added value to our local fishing industry by procuring and processing fish by-products for export. As such their contribution to the local fisheries sector has been substantial, and their finished food product provides an affordable source of protein for export to developing nations.”