apetito named food manufacturing company of the year

apetito named food manufacturing company of the year

apetito, who employ 100 staff at their cold store and distribution hub in Portbury, beat fierce competition to be named Food Manufacturing Company of the Year at the recent 2010 awards ceremony. They were also named the UK's best manufacturer of frozen foods in the industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

They truly wowed the judging panel by its commitment to the foodservice sector its serves. It showed impressive results across all of the judging criteria. But it is also a glowing example of how passion for a business and a true connection with its target market can lead directly to improvements to the bottom line. One judge said: "It is an incredible story." Another remarked: "It was one of the best entries I have seen...I thought it was brilliant; truly superb." Another said: "It is really making a difference."

The awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding the very best food and drink manufacturing companies. They honour and highlight those companies that have displayed progress and achievements through their manufacturing process in this competitive and fast moving industry.

The company was also highly commended for the creation of their innovative range of new moulded purees for people with swallowing difficulties, and in particular their dedication to the highest levels of quality. 

apetito’s Manufacturing Director Graham Forrester was delighted with the result: This achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of our workforce to delivering great food, every day to our customers. This has also been reflected in our recent BRC audit, where we achieved zero non-conformances, putting us in the top 0.2% of UK businesses. We will also continue investing in our staff – this year increasing our training budget by 40% - and so I’m confident we will continue to exceed our stretch targets in the pursuit of excellence, thanks to the calibre of our team and their passion for delivering outstanding results.”

Published 09 November 2010