Care home food producer apetito has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for a second time.
It has been recognised for innovation leading to commercial success for its work in pioneering texture modified meals (a range of softer foods), which has been specially developed for those living with dysphagia, the clinical term for individuals who experience chewing and swallowing difficulties.
The Queen’s Award panel noted: “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.” It went on to praise the company’s track record of growth, success and commitment to its market.
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 Award will be presented to apetito by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton.
Paul Freeston, apetito’s chief executive said that the entire company deserved praise for its efforts. “We are proud, honoured and delighted to have been recognised for a second time in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation” he says.
“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.”