Global Solutions, an event management company based in Akkaraipattu, has launched Dlight – its range of fresh fruit juices, cordials and beverages. What started out as the ultimate service provider for various types of events has now diversified its portfolio of offerings to include a delicious range of food and beverages.
Founder of Global Solutions Uwais Mohamed Thilshan states: “Global Solutions is driven by the motto – ‘Make Your Event Memorable’. We have been offering an array of services ranging from venue management to lights, sounds and logistics, and recently expanded our offerings to include catering services as well – providing snacks and beverages at all our events. However, we wanted to go a step further and offer healthy and fresh products at all our special occasions. This led us to launch our brand called Dlight which has been a stepping stone for all of us and a venture we look forward to expanding.”
Global Solutions provides all-inclusive event services that cater to individuals, groups and small businesses as well. It integrates into its service various vendors such as photographers, audio-visual providers, caterers and the like. With a dedicated vision to flourish in the region’s event management and food processing industry, Global Solutions has provided employment and acted as a source of income to many.
Thilshan further states: “We have always wanted Dlight to disrupt the industry by providing healthy and tasty food and beverages to our customers. And we are ecstatic to announce that we have launched our first Mango Nectar, Mixed Fruit Nectar, Lime and Lemon drink, Aloe Vera drink, and Iced Coffee bottles to the market.”
Dlight has now built itself a loyal and growing customer base of its own. The returning customers prefer Dlight for its fruit-based nectar, organic nature and competitive pricing. Mango Nectar and Mixed Fruit Nectar, which are especially popular during the scorching summer, are available in 200ml, 500ml and 1 Litre bottles in the Eastern and Northern Provinces.
Thilshan and his team look forward to adding Wood Apple Juice to the Dlight portfolio. In addition, Global Solutions also plans on producing Dlight Jams, Dlight Cordials and Dlight Organic Drinks in the near future.
Global Solutions is supported both technically and financially through HackaDev – the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka’s flagship youth and innovation programme, which empowers Sri Lanka’s youth to be more innovative and entrepreneurial and take leadership in solving the most pressing development challenges in a sustainable manner, by providing them with opportunities and the necessary next-generation skills.
The HackaDev Enterprise Support Programme (HESP) is an initiative which is aimed at rebuilding enterprises and empowering entrepreneurs of the HackaDev alumni network affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first cohort successfully implemented in 2020/21, it provided 06-months of comprehensive further development support to 15 enterprises. CurveUp was entrusted as the expert service provider to manage the seed funding and incubation support process of the HESP interventions, and has been successful in providing necessary support and hands-on guidance to entrepreneurs in their journey, contributing to the successful completion of the programme.
Having previously worked as a merchandising executive, Thilshan believes that the exposure he garnered through meeting people, better understanding their needs, and being able to translate challenges into progressive business opportunities has made him a mentor to many in his region. He says that the habit of reading several books and biographies on successful entrepreneurs, that he cultivated during his school days, has definitely played a part in him achieving his dreams! This budding entrepreneur is most definitely an inspiration for young people to progress in life amidst challenges.
“We had to face several issues when launching our product – right from market research to branding, merchandising and even production. The support and mentoring offered by UNDP and CurveUp has been instrumental in who we are now, and we look forward to establishing our footprint islandwide,” comments Thilshan.
Commenting on the initiative, Founder & CEO of CurveUp Mohammed Fawaz states: “We are indeed honoured to be a part of this project supported by the UNDP. CurveUp has offered the foundations and initial processes followed by Incubation. And UNDP has really enabled entrepreneurs to disrupt industries, create lasting impact, and develop sustainable solutions in our communities.”