Football legend and recently-crowned King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp, has launched an online business to bring his beloved jam roly polys to the nation.
Harrysrolypolys.uk which opens for business today, is selling the classic pudding to sweet-toothed consumers across the United Kingdom. And it’s all for a good cause – profits will go to homelessness charity, Hope Housing, after Sandra and Harry were recently spotted handing out jam rolys to rough sleepers in Bournemouth.
During his triumphant stint in the jungle, Harry’s love for jam roly polys captured the imagination of the British public. Seeing the opportunity to bring his wife Sandra’s secret recipe to market, Harry’s own-brand roly polys are now available to buy online – made with help from Heidi Bakery.
He may be an expert on roly polys, but Harry didn’t have the first clue how to create a website and sell his favourite dessert online. He joined forces with GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, to help him get a domain name and build a smart, easy-to-use website for his customers.
GoDaddy hopes that the success of Harry’s online business will encourage more British entrepreneurs to join the hundreds of thousands already thriving online. If Harry can do it, anyone can.
Harry Redknapp, King of the Jungle and former English football manager: “Jam roly poly pudding, I just love it. It’s the thing I missed most in the jungle, so I thought why not start a business selling them and make some money for charity.”
“Traditionally they are made with raspberry jam, but we always make them with strawberry jam and that’s how I like them. I know this might be controversial, but we’ve tried many different roly polys in the Redknapp household, and my version is definitely the best!”
“I know all there is to know about roly polys, but I didn’t have a clue how to sell the things online. Fortunately, I’ve got GoDaddy to help with that – they got me a smart, simple website up and running in no time.”
Irana Wasti, SVP & Head of EMEA, GoDaddy: “Harry is typical of so many everyday entrepreneurs in the UK: passionate about what they do, but too short on time or expertise to get online. Setting up a website doesn’t have to be tricky and it doesn’t require specialist skills, in fact thousands of British entrepreneurs like Harry do it every week.
“GoDaddy can help anyone with an idea get online, whether you’re a tech expert or someone who needs to get on the phone for a bit of extra guidance, we have all the tools and support you need to succeed.
“Britain is home to 5.4 million microbusinesses and now more than ever having a website is key to their success. By joining forces with Harry Redknapp we can show Britain’s army of entrepreneurs how easy it is to build a website and grow their business.”
With thanks to Heidi Bakery, a British small business and GoDaddy customer, for producing and supplying the jam roly polys for Harry’s venture.