It is a heart-warming feeling for every Organic Industry Professional to be awarded and recognized because of their dedication and passion to recommend natural and organic living. This is the reason why Natural and Organic Awards is very popular. Let’s congratulate all the winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards 2014.
The said event was held last April 13, 2014 at The Champagne Suite Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe Trade Show.
In its 19th year, 450 industry professionals were invited to recognize and celebrate the standout brands and products of the year. This event is hosted jointly by Natural Products magazine and the Soil Association and is presented by popular UK TV presenter and the former host of the BBC’s Countryfile program, Julia Bradbury.
The following are the qualified nominees and winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2014:
BEST NEW FOOD PRODUCT:
Nominee: Sukrin Ltd, Sukrin Free From Bread Mix
Nominee: Cofresh Snack Foods, Eat Real Quinoa Chips
Nominee: Okobay Ventures, Pineapple & Coconut Water Ice
Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Bar
BEST NEW SPECIAL DIET PRODUCT:
Nominee: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Morello Cherry
Nominee: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk
Winner: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Vanilla
“We are thrilled to have won the award, it has been a very busy year so far and winning awards like this makes all the hard work worthwhile,” said Bethany Eaton, founder of CoYo.
BEST NEW DRINK PRODUCT:
Nominee: Flora Tea Company UK Ltd, Flora Tea – Tea Tube
Nominee: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk
Winner: Unione Trading UK Ltd, Oi Ocha
BEST NEW NATURAL LIVING & HOME PRODUCT:
Nominee: My Living Water UK Ltd, Libby Chan Probiotic Cleaner
Nominee: Savvy Green LLC, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent
Winner: Kingfisher Natural Toothpaste, Children’s Strawberry Toothpaste
“We were really very happy to receive the Best Natural Living & Home Award as we have put so much care, attention and hard work into getting our new toothpaste ready for the market. The fact that the award is based on the votes of the retailers and wholesalers at Natural & Organic Products Europe is especially encouraging, as these are the very people that we are hoping to impress. And I got to kiss Julia Bradbury,” said Richard Austin, founder and principal of Kingfisher.
BEST NEW HEALTH & NUTRITION PRODUCT:
Nominee: G&G Vitamin Centre, Organic Essential Food
Nominee: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Vitalise
Winner: Natures Aid, Red Yeast Rice 600mg
BEST NEW NATURAL BEAUTY & SPA PRODUCT:
Nominee: Natural Trade Ltd, Simply Bee Propolis Serum
Nominee: Pravera Ltd, Benecos Natural Nail Polish Remover
Winner: Neocell Corporation, Neocell Keratin Hair Volumizer
BEST NEW PACKAGING DESIGN
Nominee: George Luther, Poe Tree Organic Olive Oil
Nominee: Savvy Green, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent
Nominee: Viridian Nutrition, Nutritional Oils Range
Nominee: Easy Bean, Easy Bean Chickpea Crisp Bread
Winner: Organic Seed & Bean Company Ltd, Organic Chocolate Range
“What a lovely accolade – really nice to be appreciated having spent a year developing the marketing and designs,” said Steve Rudkin, founder of Organic Seed & Bean Company.
NATURAL PRODUCTS SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Leon Waters, Territory Manager from Viridian Nutrition
BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER
Nominee: Mulberry Bush Wholefoods, Wales
Nominee: Food For All, London
Winner: Toucan Wholefoods, Minehead
BEST NEW ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCT:
Nominee: Lovechock, Lovechock Cherry/Chili
Nominee: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Serene Jasmine Green
Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, beond Raw Organic Blueberry Bar
“Ben, Simon and I are extremely happy and honoured to have won two awards this year. Organic farming is a real passion of ours, which is why we’re humbled by winning best organic food product too. It still feels like a dream ‘doing the double’ but our sincere thanks goes to the natural products retailers who voted for our products!” says Nick Bildner, co-founder of Pulsin’ Ltd, which also won the Best New Food Product Award for its Pulsin’ Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Bar.
BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT:
Nominee: Carun UK Ltd, All Purpose Hemp Ointment
Nominee: Bodywise UK Ltd, Organic Make-up Remover Wipes
Winner: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Active Oil
“Over the last two years Pukka has been active researching the latest in the art of herbal science and blending. This culminated in the release of the Pukka Organic Wellbeing range at Natural & Organic Products Europe. We are very flattered show attendees voted for one of these as a winner. A big thanks to everyone that voted,” says Tim Westwell, co-founder of Pukka Herbs.
SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC INNOVATION AWARD (new for 2014):
Nominee: Bio-tiful Dairy, Organic Cultured Milk Drinks
Nominee: iQ Chocolate, Organic Superfood Chocolate
Winner: Halkær Ådal (hell-care-o-dell) Eco, Organic Food from River Valley
NATURAL PRODUCTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Graham Keen, Executive Director of the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA)
“Aside from my time living and working in the USA, I have spent all of my career in this industry, and have loved my time working closely with such creative, compassionate, caring and entrepreneurial people. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for working to protect and promote the interests of the HFMA’s member companies and everyone in the industry, so I take great pleasure and pride in receiving this prestigious award,” said Graham Keen.
These companies are all worthy to be given such recognitions. Because of their dedication and passion in producing and developing organic products, consumers and farmers are also motivated to live the natural and organic way.