TWO brothers have achieved the ultimate gift for their mum this Mother’s Day – early retirement.
When Jhai (24) and Simmy Dhillon (23) started to put together a plan for the company they’d dreamt of starting, one of their main goals was to ‘retire’ their mum, Kal (49).
Fast forward three years and the founders of meal preparation business Rice n Spice Meals have finally given their mum the chance to stop working at Tesco.
Over the years Jhai and Simmy have built a client base including Leicester City midfielder Demarai Gray, Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, Rapper Chunkz and Love Island contestant Molly-Mae Hague.
Former Chelsea footballer Jhai Dhillon explained: “When my brother and I got to our twenties, we realised that mum had essentially given up her chance of a career, as her ‘job’ was raising my brother and I when we were younger.
“So when we were old enough to not need her looking after us, it was really difficult for her to essentially start a career again, so she had to take part-time jobs in supermarkets.
“When we started the business we realised that we could essentially build something that would provide her with financial freedom to do as she wishes for the rest of her life.
“As the business grew, we gradually reduced the days she was working at Tesco as we could support her financially in return for her helping out at the business occasionally.”
Now Kal helps her boys with the business and can spend time reading, meeting friends, going to the gym or practicing yoga.
Rice n Spice is a meal preparation company that provides people with healthy meals which are delivered chilled on Sunday for clients to use throughout the working week.