Social care food supplier apetito has won three awards at the British Frozen Food Federation People Awards.
The awards recognised teams and individuals who went above and beyond what is expected of them, from supporting their teams under challenging circumstances to organising new supply chains.
The Rising Star Award was won by Declan Henderson, category development manager for specialist nutrition, who spearheaded the launch of three new ranges designed to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable in society, including the world-first Finger Food Bites range for those living with dementia, which apetito supplies to care homes across the UK.
Wiltshire Farm Foods, apetito’s sister company, won the Adaptability Champion Award for demonstrating how they were able to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID and Brexit to continue to deliver meals to their customers.
Finally, Lee Sheppard, director of corporate affairs and policy, along with the apetito sustainability team, won the Sustainability Champion Award. The judges were impressed by the team’s efforts to underpin their decision-making with sustainability and environmental targets. Over the past year, the team have carbon-footprinted their entire Healthcare range and recently launched the first carbon reduced menus into the NHS, as well as launching the world’s first industrial-scale closed loop recycling system for ready meal trays.
Ian Stone, CCO of apetito and president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation said: “These awards honour the finest across the industry and we’re delighted to be among them. We pride ourselves on making a real difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable people and I’m delighted that apetito’s dedication to service, innovation and sustainability has been recognised.”