apetito scores a hat-trick at the British Frozen Food Awards
apetito, the leading supplier of food to the health and social care sector, scooped three awards at the British Frozen Food Federation People Awards.
The prestigious industry awards recognised individuals and teams who went above and beyond what is expected of them over the last year, from supporting their teams under incredibly challenging circumstances, to organising new supply chains.
Lee Sheppard, Director of Corporate Affairs and Policy and the apetito sustainability team won the Sustainability Champion Award. The judges were impressed by the team’s work to underpin businesses decisions with sustainability credentials and environmental targets. In the last year the team have carbon footprinted their entire Healthcare range and recently launched the first carbon reduced menus into the NHS as well as launching the world’s first industrial scale closed loop recycling system for ready meal trays. apetito have one of the strongest Net Zero commitments across the UK and are actively reducing the carbon across their whole supply chain.
The Rising Star Award, which was the most hotly contested award of the night, was won by Category Development Manager for Specialist Nutrition, Declan Henderson. Declan’s passion, growth mindset and strong dietetic influence has driven innovation within category development at apetito. In 2021 he spearheaded the launch of three new ranges that make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable in society – including the world-first Finger Food Bites range for those living with dementia.
The team at apetito’s sister company, Wiltshire Farm Foods won the Adaptability Champion Award. As one of the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer frozen meal delivery service, they won for demonstrating how they continually adapted and showed resilience by continuing to deliver meals to thousands of societies’ most vulnerable people throughout the turbulence caused by Covid and Brexit.
Ian Stone, Chief Commercial Officer of apetito and President and Chair of the British Frozen Food Federation commented,
“These awards honour the finest across the industry and we’re delighted to be among them ."
“We pride ourselves on making a real difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable people and I’m delighted that apetito’s dedication to service, innovation and sustainability has been recognised.”
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