The Journey

Written by Naomi Barclay:  There are very few business people or entrepreneurs that I come across that genuinely have a passion for what they do and also keep their customers at the forefront of their business.

Young entrepreneur, Francis Opoku (aka Mr Plantain Crisp) from South East London is one of those rare people. His sincerity and business ethos have seen him sell out within hours in popular market stalls to catering for one of the most prestigious law firms in London.

At the start of COVID-19, Francis faced redundancy but took the opportunity to start a business to share his passion for plantain and make people smile with his extraordinary flavours he creates in his own kitchen.

I was honoured with the opportunity to interview Francis on his journey to becoming the “Walkers [Crisps] of plantain crisps.” You would be inspired by his resilience, positivity and humility despite the challenges he faced and continues to overcome. 

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