Case Studies

Contemporary sushi restaurant on a roll

Sushi company, Kokki, progress onto greater things following support from Business Gateway.

About the business 

Based in Lanarkshire, Kokki offers contemporary sushi, the perfect alternative for sushi fans who are looking for a different yet authentic new experience of flavour.   

Through working with the Business Gateway team, we have grown our business considerably and now have our sights set on moving into premises that our double the size of our current location.

How Business Gateway has helped  

Founded back in May of 2019 by husband-and-wife duo, Rafael and Adriana, Kokki began as a home-based sushi delivery business for the Venezuelan immigrants. Despite trading throughout periods of enforced lockdowns, due to the global pandemic, Kokki has not only continued to operate but impressively, has increased its turnover significantly.    

With the help and support of Business Gateway, Kokki have grown substantially, obtaining significant commercial premises in Hamilton town centre, and employing eight members of staff.    

Rafael Montenegro, Co-Founder, Kokki, said: “Through working with the Business Gateway team we have grown our business considerably and now have our sights set on moving into premises that our double the size of our current location. 

“From what began as making sushi in our kitchen at home, Kokki has come a long way and we are looking forward to continuing to grow and diversifying our offering. 

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