Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Trophy

On 5th November, we received a welcome parcel. It contained our Queen’s Award trophy, and a certificate signed by both the Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen.

With the trophy came a kind letter from Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire who, if had not been for the Covid-19 pandemic, would have made the presentation in person.

His letter said:

“As her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Lancashire, I am writing to congratulate you and all at Simply Doughnuts Limited on the splendid achievement of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020.

“I am very sorry that the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions prevent me from visiting your company and presenting this award to you in person at the present time. If and when circumstances allow, I would hope to be able to visit at some future date.

“Please convey my congratulations to each and every person working for the company.”

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy originally announced the winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on 21st April 2020. Simply Doughnuts won its award under the category of Innovation.

Queen's Awards for Enterprise - Innovation certificate

The Queen's Award trophy


Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021

To round off a year in which we’ve already won the 2020 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (in Innovation) and the Innovation Award in Food Manufacturing 2020, we’ve also been announced as a finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021.

Simply Doughnuts is a finalist in the Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year category.

The organisers’ announcement on 3rd November said:

“We are excited to reveal the finalists for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021, celebrating outstanding achievement within the UK’s fast-growing food and drink industry.

“Every entry went through a stringent judging process involving hours of discussion and debate. Our judges certainly had an unenviable task of putting the shortlist together. We have been absolutely blown away with the level of quality, innovation and excellence on show.”

The Awards are designed to recognise achievement across the food and drink manufacturing industry, considering factors including environmental initiatives, business acumen, business change management, supply chain innovation, young talent and teamwork.

The winners will be announced in an online ceremony on Thursday 11th February.