Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) student, Awang Mohammad Khairul Adli bin Haji Damit, strives to expand a family-run enterprise with the assistance of the Brunei Research Council (BRC) and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), which was showcased at a three-day seminar and exhibition organised by the Academy of Brunei Studies (APB), UBD yesterday.
As part of the Brunei Traditional Industry module, UBD, Mohammad Khairul Adli established a company 'Nini Girl's Recipe', which produces four types of cashew nuts coated with a variety of seasoning.
The young entrepreneur has been successful in supplying goods to several outlets, and will continue to expand the business in the coming months.
"We are currently in the process of obtaining the Halal certificate in order to supply to larger supermarkets and we are planning to increase our staff to cater to the increase of demand this coming raya," he said.
"As a student and a local SME (small and medium enterprise), we need the support of the public to expand, so that we can be on par with the national development plan," he continued.
Starting his venture with only BND$50 and two kilos of cashew nuts, Mohammad Khairul Adli is now looking at expanding overseas.
"We are looking to expand outside of the Brunei market, especially in Japan and Malaysia," he said.