Simply Doughnuts has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards, in two categories: the Innovation Award and the Diversity and Inclusion Award.
Our nomination for the Innovation category was based on our continuing efforts to extend product shelf lives with a view to minimising food waste and retailers’ losses. It also highlighted ongoing improvements in our own operations, which have been re-engineered to minimise the use of energy and water, and to divert 100% of our company’s waste from landfill.
In addition, our entry noted our new product development record which, in 2022, included the introduction of a new vegan range, a new long-life doughnut glaze and new vanilla flavours for the export market.
Our Diversity and Inclusion entry focused on our work with publicly funded employability and training programmes, and with local training agencies, through which we have created career opportunities for people from a broad range of backgrounds. It also detailed our support for numerous community projects and multicultural events.
Awards Director Richard Alvin said “Competition was of a high standard, with over 800 entries, and our shortlisting judges have been blown away by the strength, determination and resilience of the entrants during one of the toughest periods in business.”
The full list of categories can be seen here: Business Champion Awards.
The awards evening will take place on 22nd March 2023, at Canary Wharf in London.