TEN remarkable years of growth and innovation at Eurobuns were formally acknowledged when HRH the Duke of Kent visited the company to present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. Eurobuns was announced as a winner in this year’s Awards in the summer, in recognition of its continuous innovation in the manufacturer and supply of frozen breads to the UK food service and retail food industry.
His Royal Highness met members of the senior management team and was given a tour of the factory, pictured with Managing Director Søren Landtved, left, and Production Director Graham Wright.
Making the formal address, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, said: “Eurobuns set up in business here in Milton Keynes 10 years ago determined to break into an extremely competitive market place; it has done this by being innovative in its processes. Along the way Eurobuns has achieved double-digit growth every year, exceeding its business plan from year one and then every year since.
“The company operates from one of the most modern, purpose-built bakeries within Europe. It has grown from one original production line to seven, employs a workforce of over 400, and expanded its premises twice. The latest production line, its third for making French bread, was commissioned last summer.”
In reply Søren Landtved said: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Eurobuns, which is undoubtedly the most coveted business accolade in the UK, and highly regarded around the world as a true mark of excellence.
“It seems fitting that this success coincides with our tenth anniversary and we should like to congratulate and thank our hardworking staff who have all made a vital contribution to the Company’s success.
“Finally, we were fortunate at Lantmännen Unibake to have the opportunity of acquiring Eurobuns earlier this year and we are very excited and thrilled at the potential this company has to offer. Our first priority is to ensure we recognise and maintain the ethos and principles that have served this business so well.”
Martin Jones, Sales & Marketing Director
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