Here’s one lawyer who is literally rolling in dough – after setting up his own gourmet PIZZA take-away business.
Defence solicitor Oliver Hunter, 34, was so fed up with home-delivered pizzas which had “plastic-like toppings”, he decided to invent his own range.
He and partner Leanne Summers, 32, also a lawyer, now work part-time selling pizzas in Nottingham, while carrying on their court-room roles in the day.
Oliver, from Sherwood in the city, said: “Nottingham is under-served in the pizza stakes.
“It’s either the big three or local kebab shops.
“I’ve always had this urge to be an entrepreneur so when I decided to start a business, food seemed like the obvious choice.
“One night I ordered a takeaway pepperoni pizza and opened the box.
“It just didn’t do it for me. I looked and said ‘I’m going to open a pizza shop’.
“It’s a teeny, tiny business but we have big plans.”
Oliver works four days a week as a lawyer and sells pizzas, priced from#7.95 to #12.95, to hungry punters Friday to Sunday from his shop called Oscar and Rosies.
He added: “If you want anything in this life you have to be prepared to work hard for it.
“It can be tiring but it’s also very exciting and the variety helps to keep things fresh.
“My ultimate aim is to have a series of shops that show off the great local produce in different areas of the country and to make people realise that there is an alternative to the mass-produced, plastic fast food that’s so pervasive nowadays.
“Life’s not about money, it’s about doing something you’re passionate about and doing it well.
“Law is full of wonderful, passionate people who do a very important job. I love practising law and I’ll always be involved in it one way or another, but variety is the spice of life and I think that I’ve got enough passion for this too.”
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