Delight Mapasure

Dragon’s Den participant, award winning entrepreneur who successfully launched a six figure food brand from her kitchen table

Delight Mapasure is from Uzumba, a small village in Zimbabwe. She currently resides in Manchester United Kingdom with her family. She studied Law at the Open University while also running an urban cleaning company. She is a serial entrepreneur who is so passionate about sharing Southern African cuisine that she started K's Wors in 2016 making Boerewors sausages from her kitchen table. She has been amazingly successful building her DTC business during the pandemic, gaining listings in Ocado and Costco to take the business to a six figure turnover in eighteen months!

Delight had 19 applications for funding declined and it was only when she made the twentieth one that she finally got approved. It was her resilience and never giving up attitude that kept her going. She also appeared on Dragon’s Den where her products were praised for their unique taste. She unfortunately did not secure the funding she needed but this only fueled her desire to succeed and she went on to secure the listing with Costco! Because of these setbacks, Delight believes that anything worth having is worth FAILING for!

Delight has won and been nominated for multiple awards including EVAS Awards, National Diversity Awards, GBEAs, Zim Achievers Awards, fEntreprenuers, Small Business 100 and most recently Northern Power Women Awards.

Delight often speaks about her journey starting a business in a male dominated industry, the challenges she faced to secure funding and her resilience throughout. Her story is compelling, inspiring and motivational to any audience.

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