Not long after being named a winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation, we’ve picked up another prestigious business award. In October, we received news that we’d won the Innovation Award in Food Manufacturing 2020.
The accolade is part of the 2020 Northern Enterprise Awards, which are organised each year by SME News.
On 14th October, the awards team wrote to confirm that we had, in fact, won two awards, stating:
“Following on from your recent nomination acceptance in the 2020 Northern Enterprise Awards, the judging panel have made their final decisions and I am delighted to inform you of the outcome! With absolute pleasure, I can confirm that Simply Doughnuts Ltd has been named:
- Best Long-Life Doughnuts Manufacturer 2020
- Innovation Award in Food Manufacturing 2020
“This prestigious award marks the hard work and stellar efforts of those who have helped shape this demanding and dynamic region, and our comprehensive selection and judging process singles out the true market leaders over the past year.”
Responding to the announcement, Simply Doughnuts Managing Director Shiraz Master said:
“We’re grateful to the event organisers and delighted to have picked up two further awards this year. 2020 has certainly been challenging for everyone but these awards are further evidence that our hard work and innovation are paying off.
“The onset of the pandemic saw reduced footfall in most UK stores so, to minimise their risks, many retailers have shifted their emphasis to products with longer shelf lives. This is obviously one of our great strengths and orders have risen accordingly. I’m very proud of all our staff for their effort and dedication under very demanding conditions, and I’m pleased to accept these awards on their behalf.”