15 April 2016
apetito, the UK’s leading food producer for the health and social care sector - serving some of the most vulnerable people in society - has won the UK’s highest business accolade, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation…for an impressive second time.
It has again been recognised for innovation leading to commercial success – this time for its work in pioneering ground-breaking texture modified meals, which have been specially developed for those living with dysphagia.
Citing the fact that “apetito’s innovative texture modified range has had a ‘significant and positive’ impact on the wellbeing of its customers by helping to stimulate appetite and increase nutritional intake”, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise praised the company’s track record of growth, success and commitment to its market.
apetito – which incorporates Wiltshire Farm Foods – first won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2005 for its development of the “Chefmobil”, which revolutionised the meals on wheels market by cooking meals whilst on route to customers rather than being prepared hours in advance in a central kitchen.
Only awarded for what it describes as ‘the highest levels of excellence’, the Awards are highly coveted and attract thousands of entrants across the UK. The 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise were all announced today, (21st April), on what is the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Award itself will be presented to apetito, in the forthcoming weeks, by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton.
We are proud, honoured and delighted to have been recognised for a second time in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and it is testament to the hard work, dedication and vision of our entire team. All of us at apetito are passionate about ‘making a real difference’ to people’s lives and we believe that our softer foods range is the very best of its type across the world.
Paul Freeston – Chief Executive