This family business began in the mid-1980s when the late Allah Ditta started to sell toilet rolls to market traders. Now run by his sons, Abid Ditta, 42, Sajid Saifullah, 40, and Khalid Saifullah, 45, Star Tissue has added laminated tissues and hand towels to its range, which helped profits hit £3.3m in 2019. The Blackburn company forecasts £50m sales by 2022 through a £5m expansion of production and storage. It also plans to launch eco-friendly products. Last month, Khalid reported a “surge’’ in orders, and urged consumers not to panic-buy.
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