Care sector food supplier wins third Queen’s Award for Enterprise


apetito, a national supplier of meals for the health and social care sector, has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the third time.

The award recognises the company’s commitment to sustainable development, conducting business in a way that impacts positively on the environment, society and economy.

apetito, which provides local authority ‘meals on wheels’ services and caters to people in their homes through its sister company, Wiltshire Farm Foods, is a member of several environmental bodies, including UK Plastics Pact and Ethical Trade Initiative, and works with customers to reduce food waste.

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Presenting the award, Sarah Troughton, The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, said:  “It is incredibly impressive for a business to win three of these awards. apetito is the epitome of what a good business should be, and to present this award today has been an absolute privilege. I am incredibly proud of our county and it is our local business community which keeps it going, both financially and economically. Having Queen’s Award-winning businesses in Wiltshire can only continue to do it good.”  

Paul Freeston, CEO and chair of apetito UK, said: “This award reflects everyone involved with apetito. We have been on a journey over the last few years of really pushing to become an ethical and sustainable business, and this award is the pinnacle of that journey.

 “This type of recognition is for all members of Team apetito, no matter what area of the business they work in. The continued success of this company is the culmination of all the hard work being done by everyone who works here”

Apetito first won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2005 for its development of the “Chefmobil”, and again in 2016 for its texture-modified food range.

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