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Green Gourmet recognised as a winner for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017

Green Gourmet recognised as a winner for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017

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Green Gourmet recognised as a winner for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017

21st April 2017

Green Gourmet Limited, are honoured to announce and celebrate that we have been recognised as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Our award has been received for Innovation.

Green Gourmet Limited, based in Gloucestershire, was formed in 1991 and has developed a portion controlled chicken breast fillet for school catering. Having recognised the need for consistently sized, ethically sourced chicken portions for schools Green Gourmet identified an underused part of the chicken breast that could be utilised to provide the required protein. Working with suppliers and producers, the company developed a process to make chicken portions to a consistent 57 gram weight. By owning several steps of the process Green Gourmet can maintain quality control and by outsourcing manufacturing, reduce costs of production. Financially the company has grown 57% over the past five years with our sales of the chicken category increasing 30% year on year.

Julie Moore, Managing Director said that “Receiving the Queens Award is a great recognition for the hard work the whole team has put in over the last five years. Because Green Gourmet is an innovation company, we fully understand the benefits we bring to the market with our products, however, the Queens Award gives us a stamp of approval to give to customers. I think it will open up a wealth of new opportunities for us.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious enterprise awards to celebrate and encourage business excellence in the UK. As winners, of the Innovation award which celebrates organisations showing outstanding results and/or sustained commercial success over a period of years.

The winners are chosen by the Queen, on advice of the Prime Minister. The winners were announced on the Queen’s 91st birthday, the 21st of April 2017.
Notes to Editors
About Green Gourmet
Established in 1991 Green Gourmet is a British food innovation company.

Green Gourmet creates healthy eating food brands brands and supplies a large range of Farm Assured and Red Tractor Accredited meat, poultry, MSC and MCS fish, vegetarian, organic, gluten free and bakery products for the food service markets.

Green Gourmet’s mission is placed firmly in the context of their relationships with customers. Their unique business model and product innovation has been refined so that it enables the company to live and breathe a genuine customer centric positioning.

The Green Gourmet portfolio of brands builds its reputation on award winning foundations.

With its roots still in school catering, Green Gourmet services local authorities, elderly care and contract caterers with its’ Choice For Life brand.

Green Gourmet has also built on the core business by diversifying into the travel and leisure catering market, with hot hand held sales and snacks in the on-board (buy on board and complimentary) catering market. Green Gourmet’s products have been served on British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomson, Monarch and Qantas and are also exported for service to seven countries outside of the UK.

Media Contact
Julia Daly Head of Marketing
Tel: +44 (0) 1453 797 922 I Mobile +44 (0) 1453 797 922,
Email: jdaly@greengourmet.co.uk I Website: www.greengourmet.co.uk

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