TASTY And Healthy is a new market stall in Redditch, run by a Syrian refugee.

When 39-year-old Ghali fled from Syria, he left behind his career as a quality control manager in the steel production industry.

Since arriving under the refugee resettlement programme in Worcestershire, he’s struggled to find work.

He took to volunteering in a print shop to help him integrate and establish contacts in the area.

He eventually decided to set up a food stall at Redditch Market, providing traditional Syrian dishes, recipes passed from his mother and cooked in a traditional way.

The idea was great, but first there was a great deal to sort out.

Before he could set up the business, he needed business advice and training so turned to the county council's adult learning team.

He learnt about food safety and drew up a business plan.

He researched the food he could cook, registered with the environmental health, learnt about all the legislation for staying safe when working with food and then worked out all the costs (including insurance) to start up.

Ghali saved his benefits to pay for the items he needed and designed the posters and display board, created price lists and all materials.

The business was launched in October.

Colin Barnett, adult learning manager at Worcestershire County Council, said: “We are delighted to work with Ghali and bring his idea to life.

"Thanks to the support we can offer him, he is able to share his heritage and the food of his homeland, with a new audience in his new home. The business provides him with freedom to grow and develop in his new life and support him and his young family."

Now Ghali has passed his driving practical and has a car, he is looking for more venues to sell from and cater for private events.

Anyone wanting to book Ghali’s cooking services can search Facebook for Tasty and Healthy.