Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016
BAPEN would like to congratulate apetito UK for being granted a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category. A Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award, granted by Her Majesty the Queen on recognition of the Prime Minister, is given to a business to recognise outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation or Sustainable Development.
The award is in recognition of their Softer Foods (texture modified) range for people with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) which is a common problem for those with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, throat cancer and many others.
Comments by the judge’s included:
“apetito’s innovative Texture Modified range has a significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its customers by helping to stimulate appetite and increase nutritional intake.”
Please watch this short video (2 mins, 38 secs) to see an example of how these products can help people in real need: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8jEy_2OU-8
Apetito Chairman and Chief Executive, Paul Freeston commented “We would not have been able to achieve this landmark without the close relationship that we enjoy with our customers, suppliers and other partners, which has enabled us to understand and focus on the needs of people with dysphagia so effectively. I would also like to thank the entire apetito team. This award reflects their determination to make a real difference to the many people we serve.”