An independent retailer who was attacked with an axe and left for dead last year has fought his way back to health and transformed his business with assistance from symbol group Costcutter.
Abdul Hamid was assaulted on June 2 in Slough at one of two shops he owns.
Abdul, who has worked in the UK food industry for 45 years, spent weeks recovering after the attack.
But he vowed not to let it ruin his life and set about refitting his stores with Costcutter. His Slough store has just reopened, following the revamp of his Haslemere shop which took place last year.
Abdul’s son Sarj praised Costcutter development and sales director David Thompson and area manager Keith Smith for their advice and guidance throughout the refit programme.
Sarj, who helps run the business as operations manager, said his father’s business had suffered numerous burglaries and robberies over the years but he refused to be daunted by them.