During lunch at The Hilton, Manchester Deansgate, Anne discovered
that Hawkshead Relish had successfully beaten off stiff competition from
Kendal Nutricare Ltd and Sheetpiling UK, to win through in the Business
and Product Innovation Award category.
Hundreds of businesses from across the North West entered the 11
award categories; including Employer of the Year, Family Business of the
Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Start-Up Business of the Year.
Now in their second year, the annual awards are the leading
celebration of small businesses and help to shine a light on some of the
most innovative and determined small businesses from across the UK.
As category winners, Hawkshead Relish, will now go on to represent
the North West in the national finals, which will be held in London
later this year.
But that’s not all on the same day the team also discovered that they
had been presented with two highly commended awards in the annual Food
Management Today Magazine Awards, held at the Royal Garden Hotel,
The Cumbrian food producer achieved highly commended status in the
Best New Product Development award category for Hawkshead Relish Black
Garlic Pickle and highly commended status in the Best Free From Product
award category for Hawkshead Relish Black Garlic Pickle.
Maria Whitehead, MBE, co-owner of Hawkshead Relish, added: “Awards
like these showcase our team’s total commitment to excellence. We are
extremely proud of what we have achieved together, and we are thrilled
that once more we have had the opportunity to showcase both our business
and our home the Lake District to as wide an audience as possible. Now
all we have to do is see if we can win through in the FSB national
finals later in the year and bring back more awards for Cumbria.’’