“Cool and contemporary” – meet the man behind Cobra Beer
As we continue to celebrate Coutts Entrepreneur Month, Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria shares his entrepreneurial journey – from Cambridge University to an award-winning beer.
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Its yellow and green label is about as iconic as one of Britain’s
Luckily, the Bilimoria family has always had the fighting spirit. “I am very fortunate to have been brought up in a family with many inspirational figures,” says Karan, whose father was Lt General Faridoon Bilimoria, commander-in-chief of the Central Indian Army.
“My maternal grandfather, squadron leader J. D. Italia, would drink beer every day before his lunch. From time-to-time I remember being allowed sips, and I can still remember the hoppy aroma, the refreshing taste and the foam.”
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Lord Karan Bilimoria started Cobra Beer from his Fulham flat in 1989. Over 30 years he has overseen its rise to the top of the menu in Indian restaurants all over Britain. Karan believes that a great business relies on a strong brand, a great team, customer loyalty and operating with the right values.
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