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A case history and testimonial – The Thai Mango, Langport

By April 24, 2016March 15th, 2019Testimonial

Thai mangoFor the latest in our series of case histories  and testimonials we feature the Thai Mango Restaurant & Bar in Langport, Somerset.  A new concept in the area, at the Thai Mango customers can chose to simply have a drink at the bar, enjoy Thai fusion bar snacks with their drink, or have a delicious, authentic, Thai meal in the restaurant. Their website,, tells you all you need to know about their history, opening times and examples of the delicious food cooked by their experienced Thai chef. The restaurant has been supported by Cornerstone Business Mentoring for some time now, and the owner, Colin Foster, was good enough to write the following testimonial for us:

In August 2104, after 3 years of catering Thai food at outside events, my wife and I took rented shared space in a café to open a pop-up Thai restaurant 2 nights a week. It was a success and when we found the opportunity, early in 2015, to buy our own restaurant we didn’t hesitate to take the huge step to invest.

During the purchase process we were lucky enough to secure a small loan from the Fredericks Foundation to fund part of the purchase price, and through the Fredericks Foundation we were recommended business mentoring with Cornerstone.

We met with Cornerstone very early on and were assigned a personal mentor, with whom we meet every month. The last year has been an exciting journey for my wife and me and our business has gone from strength to strength. It has been fantastic to have regular meetings with our mentor, Lisa, to bounce off ideas, discuss strategies and issues, and of course at times a supportive shoulder – it’s not always been plain sailing!

I am eternally grateful to my bank for declining to loan us the top up funds we needed, if they had we would never have become involved with Cornerstone and would have missed out on the support and input of business knowledge we have gratefully received.  Thank you Cornerstone….

Thank you Colin!

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