Double award win to boost business for manufacturer

By Gwen Ridler

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Kendal Nutricare’s double award win at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) will raise the manufacturer’s profile with customers and suppliers, says the firm’s ceo Ross McMahon in this exclusive video interview filmed on Oscar night.

McMahon said the wins – Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year and Best Use of Food Ingredients – would give its distributors worldwide “great faith in the quality of our product”​.

“It reinforces for us that what we are doing is putting the best of British full-cream milk into infant formula and we are up against the biggest companies in the world. I think it’s a great day for British food,” ​he added.

Boost staff morale

The two wins at the FMEAs would also boost staff morale at Kendal Nutricare, said McMahon.

McMahon picked up the two awards at the 1930s-themed ceremony on November 1 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.

Kendal was awarded Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year after wowing judges by targeting a specific part of the market that had been overlooked by others.

One judge remarked: “They really understood their market and went after it. In the process, the new owner returned a loss-making business to profit and created much-needed jobs.”

Stood out

The manufacturer stood out in the Best New Use of Food Ingredients Category for its decision to use full-cream dairy in its infant formulas, rather than the more commonly used skimmed dairy in products.

Read more about the full list of winners at the FMEA’s here.

Meanwhile, could your food or drink manufacturing business match the achievements of last year’s winners and finalists? Find out by expressing your interest in the 2018 FMEAs here​​.

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